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

Alex Ferrara alex at receptiveit.com.au
Sun Feb 5 16:04:02 UTC 2006

Stephen Davies wrote:
> You don't need wine (let alone IE) to run the Java portal access side of 
> things. It works just fine with standard Linux Java , Firefox etc etc.
> Cheers,
> Stephen Davies
> On Friday 03 February 2006 10:41, Peter Lieverdink wrote:
>>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
>>wine won't run (at all) on powerpc.  ;-)
>>(And I'm not about to (ever) install IE in any form under Linux, but
>>that's a different issue)
>>- P.
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>>linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au

Just for the record, the installation of IE under wine is just to get 
the correct environmental dependencies for the e-tax software to work. 
You wouldn't actually use it to browse with.... Seriously.... ;-)


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