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WWB on a Linux Desktop PC

Post by alex4orly » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:27 am

A strange thought..

Is this an option? Is there a version of this development tool for Linux?

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Re: WWB on a Linux Desktop PC

Post by lac8383 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:30 am

Hello Alex

I assume you were looking if there was a native Linux binary installation version of WWB. It appears there are only Windows installation binaries for WWB on his site.
However, it is possible to run Windows based applications on a Linux platform if that is possibly your intention.
1. Linux has WINE built in to run Windows applications. You can run Windows applications in WINE on the Linux platform.
2. You can pay for a commercial version emulator https://www.codeweavers.com/products/crossover-linux/ for running Windows applications on Linux which comes with tech support.
3. You can use VirtualBox in Linux to install a real Windows OS (you'll need a Windows installation CD and license key) and run WWB in the Windows Virtual Machine.

There is no guarantee that a Windows based application will run 100% perfectly in an emulator (e.g. WINE). The only guarantee would be running WWB in a Windows VM in VirtualBox under Linux.

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Re: WWB on a Linux Desktop PC

Post by BaconFries » Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:47 am

Morning Alex...or is it afternoon.. Maybe the following will be of interest.
Looking for Mac or Linux Web Design software?
Quick 'n Easy Web Builder was designed for Mac OSX and Linux: http://www.quickandeasywebbuilder.com/
Note that this is a different product!

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Re: WWB on a Linux Desktop PC

Post by alex4orly » Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:42 am

Hello friends,

I will start from the end... I personally, will never touch anything that comes from the house of Apple, not even with a long stick... I dislike very much and environment behaving like a Comunist regime... My way, or No Way - Apple is a locked architecture. But thanks.

Nor am I looking for a WWB replacement, I have too many websites, too much investment in time and learning.

I tried over the years virtual machines, they all "Tax" any application by reducing its performance, becasue there are multiple levels of operations involved in all cases. The virtual layer can never do exactly what the real thing is doing, can never be updated to support any new versions of WWB as it come out from the Pablo paint brush...

I am just sick of the bugs in Windows and thought I might consider another OS. If I was to change from WWB, there will be no simple automated conversion of all my existing websites, that require regular twicking and enhancements....

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Re: WWB on a Linux Desktop PC

Post by Pablo » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:45 am

Quick 'n Easy Web Builder was designed to run on Linux. it has approximately 80% of WWB's features.
In WWB you can export your projects to QWB format.

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Re: WWB on a Linux Desktop PC

Post by alex4orly » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:50 am

Hi Pablo,

1) Is there anybody here using it that I can hear some feedback?
2) What are the functions I will be missing in the 20%
3) Are you the developer? If so, when was the latest update to it?

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Re: WWB on a Linux Desktop PC

Post by Pablo » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:56 am

1) There is a dedicated forum:
http://quickandeasywebbuilder.com/forum/

Also, you can try it yourself, because it works on Windows, Linux and Mac.
http://quickandeasywebbuilder.com/download.html

2) The differences are documented here:
http://quickandeasywebbuilder.com/forum ... 30&t=40257

3) The last update was: June 29, 2020

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Re: WWB on a Linux Desktop PC

Post by WWBman » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:21 am

To be honest Alex I think you will be wasting your time if you want to use Linux instead of Windows.
I have an old laptop that was running Windows 7 and I thought I would install Linux on it just to see if it had improved since I last tried it several years ago; it hadn't.
Installing it was very easy but using it compared with Windows wasn't a good experience. If you only want to do the basic things e.g. surf the net, email, word processing then it's fine, you wouldn't know you weren't on Windows. It comes with Firefox and LibreOffice and Thunderbird.

I recommend you try it first. If you do want to try it you can run it from the installation CD which doesn't touch the system drive on the machine so it can't do any harm.

The first thing you will have to do is choose which version (or distribution) to run, there are about 300!!

I use Linux Mint https://linuxmint.com
https://linuxmint-installation-guide.re ... /en/latest

This is all IMHO, I may get shot down by the Linux aficionados!! :-)

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Re: WWB on a Linux Desktop PC

Post by alex4orly » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:36 am

Well,

1) I downloaded and installed the Windows 64 bit version
2) Exported a current project to a QWB format
3) Opened the project in this trial version

Seems all is working out of the box

But, the Trial version doesn't include Extensions, right

In this project I am using a few RZ extensions, specifically:
1) Extended iFrame
2) Video background

Any idea, will those be available to me when I purchase the product
Will I see any difference under Linux? What?

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Re: WWB on a Linux Desktop PC

Post by Pablo » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:27 am

Some extensions can be converted to QWB format:
http://quickandeasywebbuilder.com/extensions.html

However, I cannot guarantee that everything will work the same because I do not have access to all extensions, so I do not know what functionality they use internally.

The software will look different under Linux because Linux is a different OS.

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Re: WWB on a Linux Desktop PC

Post by alex4orly » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:31 am

I am using WWB since version 4.2 - it will no doubbt get some time to get used to...
I will start researching now, which of my Windows application will no longer work for me

So, it will be slow process...

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Re: WWB on a Linux Desktop PC

Post by betwixt » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:40 pm

This isn't the place for OS wars but I have both WWB and Quick 'n Easy Web Builder. Functionally they are very similar although there are a few extra features in the GUI on the Windows version such as multiple tabs in the workspace.

All my PCs, and there are several dedicated to different jobs here, run Linux but as an experiment I tried loading WWB15 in a Crossover 'bottle' on one of them and it seems to work perfectly. Attempts in the past have failed but with the latest version it seems to work fine.

I prefer to use Quick 'n Easy Web Builder but being able to run WWB has allowed me to migrate some older websites from WWB to QWB format seamlessly.

Brian.

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Re: WWB on a Linux Desktop PC

Post by alex4orly » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:53 pm

Hi Brian,

I am not hear for OS wars... I only have one Windows 10 desktop pc (NUC i7) and am using Windows OS with all applications.
For me, such a change is a major step.

How does Quick 'n Easy look and function on Linux? Can I gauge from it on Windows while I am playing with the 30 days trial?

Will appreciate any comments and input from you

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Re: WWB on a Linux Desktop PC

Post by alex4orly » Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:48 am

I tried using the YouTube object in full screen for a background video
I set it for auto-start, but - it just loads and waits for clicking the Arrow to start

https://squadron-125.org.il/BGvideo.html

What can I do?

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Re: WWB on a Linux Desktop PC

Post by Pablo » Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:00 am

How does Quick 'n Easy look and function on Linux?
It will look like this on Linux:

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