How to run Homeschool Tracker on Linux (or Mac)

October 18, 2010

Here is how to run the latest version of Homeschool Tracker on a Linux operating system.

> Homeschool Tracker Basic
1. download and install the latest version of Wine (Mac users see here)

2. Once Wine is installed: Open Terminal, paste the command “wget http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks” and hit enter.

3. when that is complete, paste this command an hit enter: “sh winetricks dotnet20”. Accept any licence agreements and stuff that it wants you to.

4. and lastly paste this command an hit enter: “sh winetricks mdac28 jet40”. Same thing for licence agreements.

5. Now download Homeschool Tracker Basic

6. run the Homeschool Tracker .exe that you have just downloaded. Accept the License Agreement and choose your options.

7. Install will finish. Now all you have to do is run Homeschool Tracker, the icon should be on your Desktop or your Applications menu.

Homeschool Tracker Plus
1. download and install the latest version of Wine (Mac users see here)

2. Once Wine is installed: Open Terminal, paste the command “wget http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks” and hit enter.

3. when that is complete, paste this command an hit enter: “sh winetricks dotnet20 dotnet35 msxml16 gdiplus gecko vcrun2005 ie6 vcrun2010 mdac28 jet40 corefonts” Accept any licence agreements and stuff that it wants you to.

4. Install your copy of Homeschool Tracker Plus by running the .exe  It will install.

5. Open “Configure Wine” from your wine menu. Add the Homeschool Tracker executable (it should be located at /home/”your user name”/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/TGHome/HSPlanner/HSPMain.exe) and set it’s version to Windows Vista.

I tested this on Ubuntu 10.10 with Wine 1.3.5. I can not guaranty the same results on other distributions or configurations although they “should” work the same.

Note: When using all the above commands do not include the “”.

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