I've search the different TurboCash forums and I found mention that a Linux version was coming but I haven't been able to find it.  Is a Linux version still in the works?  Any ETA on the Linux version?

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There is no Linux version.

You need to install wine for Linux and than you can install the windows version by Wine.

I suppose wine works for a temporary solution.  I could get other finance programs to work with wine too.  But there is always the risk that one day they will not work in wine.  I was hoping for a native linux solution. 

Do you know if they are considering a Linux port?  I thought at one time they were going to create a native linux version.

No they will not, but each new day can bring opportunities

Thanks for the quick reply.  I'm disappointed to hear there are no plans for a LInux version.  But I'll keep checking in.  Maybe I can make wine work until then.  Who knows, it may even work with my current version of quickbooks if I try it.

Linux by design, not by user base, is practically immune against malware infections UNTIL you start using Wine.

We need a Linux version, period.

Can one imagine what it would cost to make "just a Linux version"?

On the other hand, many thousands of users opt for other software because a few software developers neglect their biggest possible market.

There are more ways to look at it.  The direction Windows is taking, is enough reason to port TC to Linux.  Perhaps some people just need to become educated on where the most lucrative TC user base is: amongst those without internet, which is two thirds of the global population.  They are not heard because they cannot get here to speak up in the first place.

It is sheer ignorance and short-sightedness that make developers no understand the market.  Enough TC cash users, like Nokia customers, that of EssentialPIM and others, have been banging on the door for a Linux version.  They get disregarded so why even bother with TC?

I jumped ship ages ago and only came here to help a lady who turns 79 tomorrow and who is stuck with VAT split on transactions.



Domé Giuliano said:

Can one imagine what it would cost to make "just a Linux version"?

I imagine it would cost about the same as it does to make "just a Windows version"  Is there some reason a linux version would be more expensive.  But why does it have to be either or?  Can't software be compiled to run on Windows or LInux or Mac.  THere are tools like Qt that compile software to run on any OS.  There is also Java and dare I say it Mono.  There are many ways that software can be written to serve both Windows and Linux.  And not to mention Mac too.

We'll the source is open, and out there, let's see if there are developers who can make a Linux or MAC version out of it.

The problem from my point of view is not so much 'porting' it to Linux, as it is re-writing it from scratch in a cross-platform development environment (says he with th possibility of a big foot in his mouth).

I don't have the financial motivation to purchase a Delphi-environment just for Turbocash' conversion/coding, as programming is by far not my main source of income.

At this point I don't know of any Delphi-similars available for Linux... and wouldn't know where to start...I might be able to help in the middle, once someone has laid out the roadmap/framework.

Beside the Delphi enviroment, also the commercial additional tools/modules are needed to build it from source now too.

This will make it not likely that a developer will putt in his/hers time in such a project.

I would be interested to see if TurboCASH 5 Multi-user works over Linux? Please go to www.turbocash.us and try it directly through the browser. 

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