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« Thread started on: Apr 21st, 2010, 07:36am »

J use Stickies v.7 on Windows XP and J found it a very usefull tool. So J would like to install it on my EEEPC netbook running Ubuntu 9.04, CrossOver Professional 9.0. J tried, but unsuccessfully. Can someone help me. Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: Apr 21st, 2010, 6:29pm »

What problem is it you're seeing?

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« Reply #2 on: Apr 22nd, 2010, 02:34am »

J installed stickies_setup_7.0b.exe in a Crossover bottle. The installation process is OK, that is j get no error messages, but at the end Stickies aren't installed, J can't find the application in the bottle Ccheesyrive, no Stickies' entries in the Register.
J tried again pre-installing in the same bottle the Visual C++ support but unfortunally J get the same result. May be Sticklies application has some pre-requisities J don't know
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« Reply #3 on: Apr 22nd, 2010, 4:06pm »

The core of Stickies is pretty much one exe file, which has a dependency on MFC42.DLL, which is a file which has been provided with Windows for at least a decade now!

If you run the installer with the command line parameter "-extract", it will just write three files to the directory it's in. The DLL you can probably bin as you're less likely to be using a global keyboard hook, the CHM is the help file, so its just stickies.exe you need.

Stickies doesn't use the registry, so you won't find anything in there.

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« Reply #4 on: Apr 24th, 2010, 10:53am »

Hi Tom, thanks for your hint.
J made a lot of work, that is:
1) Copy of MFC42 MSVCP60 from my Windowx XP in the C:\Windows\System32 folder of my CrossOver bottle
2) Stickies is finally installed!!
3) J try to run and J get "Unable to inizialize DAO/Jet db engine" error message: obviously, J have no DAO support in the bottle!
4) Following this topic http://support.microsoft.com/kb/167523/en-us?fr=1 , J copy from my Windows XP in the CrossOVer bottle:
a. DAO2535.TLB , DAO350.DLL in the C:\Program File\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\DAO folder of the bottle
b. MSJTER35.DLL, MSJINT35.DLL, MSVCR40.DLL,MSJET35.DLL, MSRD2X35.DLL in the C:\Windows\System32 folder of the bottle.
5) J use regsvr32.exe to register in the order: DAO350.DLL, MSJET35.DLL, MSRD2X35.DLL.
J run Stickies but J get the same error message.
J am not sure that regsvr32.exe works fine, because J get no response message, may me dlls aren't registered correctly.

huh huh huh
A lot of work and no result! May be someone has tried this? If it works, It could be a standard procedure to install Stickies in the CrossOver Environment and enjoy it with Linux
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« Reply #5 on: Apr 24th, 2010, 2:47pm »

Hello Tullio,

If you want to make sure that the DAO Jet Engine is properly installed, check if the following key exists in the Registry. This works for version 3.5.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Jet\3.5\Engines

Something else you could try is to install both IE6 (or greater) and a version of Office 2000 (or greater) in your bottle. These two also install the components needed for DAO.

Good luck,
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« Reply #6 on: Apr 24th, 2010, 3:22pm »

Way back when, I used to direct people to the file "Jet40SP7_9xNT.exe" which might install the version of Jet you need? It's been a long while since it been necessary though.

Just so you know, if people get that DAO error, this KB article almost always resolves it:

http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/support/kb.pl?q=00006

regsvr32 should display a "DLL registered successfully" message when you run it.

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« Reply #7 on: Apr 25th, 2010, 05:28am »

Hi Tom
thanks again for yours hints.
Now J have the correct procedure to install Stickies 7 in CrossOver 9:
1) Create a bottle winxp type named, if you like, Stickies
2) Install in Stickies "Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 Registributable" that is a Crossover standard Runtime Support Component. This package contains runtime libraries including MFC42 and MSVCP60
3) Install, as you suggested, JET40SP7_9xNT.exe that is "Microsoft Jet Database Version 4.0 (Access 2000) Service Pack 7 for Windows NT 4". J found it here http://download.capix.net/
3) Install Stickies_setup_7.0b.exe

Now everything is OK and Stickies runs

There are some editing problems, it's possible to work-aroud by setting "Enable scrollbar" in Options-->General

At the moment doesn't work drag and drop of a file in a note to get its URI.

This is standard procedure and may be usefull to everyone that needs Stickies on Linux. J strongly suggest to use CrossOver and not simply Wine that sometimes has an inconsistent behavior.

J would appreciate comments and other tests
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« Reply #8 on: Jun 4th, 2010, 3:56pm »

I am trying this too. Thanks for figuring this out. But ran into a possible problem when installing the C++ 6.0. It asks me where to extract the files to. Not sure where I should put them. Help would be appreciated. Just switched to Linux but can't live without my stickies. smiley
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« Reply #9 on: Jun 4th, 2010, 4:25pm »

Ok. think I figured that part out. I just extracted it anywhere. and then installed the extracted file into the bottle. But I still don't see stickies after installing it. It doesn't show up. undecided
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« Reply #10 on: Jun 7th, 2010, 02:01am »

Still trying to get this to work, but having no luck registering the dlls. Not sure the correct procedure but nothing I've tried has worked.
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« Reply #11 on: Jun 9th, 2010, 9:32pm »

Yay! I finally got stickies running in Ubuntu Lucid! I tried so many things after the instructions here didn't work for me completely, so I can't be completely sure what did it, but I read on some other forum that someone had to replace the mfc42.dll and the msvcp60.dll with those files from their WinXP installation cd as the ones they downloaded from the net didn't work. It seems that did the trick. After adding those files from the actual Windows cd, stickies installed easily. I never did get the regsvr32 thing to work but it seems the mfc42 and msvcp60 files from my cd didn't need this. Stickies is running and after reconfiguring the default options to my liking ( text direction, scrollbars,no hotkeys, new stickies, etc.) I'm using stickies just the same way I did in Windows. Though, I never used the networking, email, and PDA options in Windows so I haven't tried that part out yet, but everything seems to be working fine.

So happy as I just switched to Linux and not having stickies was the only thing that was really making me miss Windows, even though I have a dual boot system. But now I'm fully up and running with Ubuntu thanks to this trick.
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« Reply #12 on: Jun 10th, 2010, 05:54am »

I'm sorry that I was able to help you out more with this, but it's good you got it figured out in the end.

If you even felt like writing this up into a knowledge base article, I'd be happy to publish those instructions for anyone else who wanted to do as you have?

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« Reply #13 on: Jun 10th, 2010, 12:21pm »

I think I may try to re-remember all my steps while they're still fresh i my mind. Also still playing around with the program now that it's on Linux. Have to note that there are a few bugs, of a sort I'm still trying to figure out. For instance, clicking on one sticky DOES NOT bring all stickies to the forefront no matter which option I select in the option menu. Maybe it's not working right with my Lucid desktop settings? Compiz confusion? I'll play around some more with it and see if anything works. Also, the Known Issue, of stickies "infrequently having all text selected when focus is returned to a sticky" happens very frequently. Pretty much all the time. Everytime I enter the options menu and then exit, all the stickies select all the text. If I happen to click on the title bar, all the stickies select all the text. If I click on the taskbar icon, you guessed it, all the stickies select all the text. Since this is a known issue, I'm not sure I can do anything about that. It's never did this for me in XP, and it's not doing that on my current Win 7 partition, but the process of running it on Linux is most likely causing this bug to come out of the woodwork. I'll try to write up my steps tho'.
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« Reply #14 on: Sep 27th, 2012, 2:17pm »

OK I managed to install Stickies on Ubuntu 12.04 with Wine. I installed V5, since V7 doesn't seem to want to install. Here's a silly little problem though. How do I actually use it? And is it possible to add it to the launcher bar?
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