[Linux-aus] Re: [Osia-discuss] Re: ATO - Software Compatibility

Del del at babel.com.au
Fri Feb 3 15:09:02 UTC 2006

Alex Ferrara wrote:
> Not sure if you guys know about this, but the ATO have submitted 
> instructions on getting their java based CSI working under linux, and it 
> is really easy. As a business owner, I can now do anything I need using 
> the business portal native under linux. You can look at 
> http://itmaze.com.au/articles/ato/ for a good document on that.
> I am pretty sure that the ECI is written in java, but was written for 
> MS-JAVA, and therefore not compatible with sun java. Since MS-JAVA is no 
> longer distributable, there must be something in the pipeline to write 
> this using some standard.
> As far as the e-tax software, it works fine under wine. The trick is to 
> install IE under wine so it can actually submit a completed return.

They did release it as a whole kit and installer under Linux at one
point, distributed it to a select group of users, and then withdrew


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