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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:13 am    Post subject: Sierra Chart, wine and linux Reply with quote

The following is for the installation and use of Sierra Chart trading platform on Gentoo.

Programs used:
Gentoo amd64
Wine version 1.7.55 (1.8 last)
Winetricks version 20151116 (20160109 last)
Sierra Chart 32 bit version 1325 (1366 last)

Url's for reference
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wine
https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=10166
http://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=doc/helpdetails56.html

1. Setup before Wine installation.
A. Gentoo amd64 Stable
Add to /etc/portage/package.accept_keywords:
Code:
app-emulation/wine ~amd64
app-emulation/winetricks ~amd64


B. All Gentoo versions
Add to /etc/portage/package.use:
32 bit
Code:
app-emulation/wine staging abi_x86_32 -abi_x86_64

or
64 bit
Code:
app-emulation/wine staging


2. Install Wine and Winetricks:
Code:
sudo emerge -av wine winetricks


3. Setup Wine:
Code:
winecfg

or
Applications>Wine>Configure Wine
or
Code:
WINEARCH=win32 winecfg (32 bit wine install on 64 bit OS)


4. Install required programs:
Code:
winetricks vcrun2010 corefonts


5. Download and install:
A.
Code:
cd ~/Downloads

B.
Code:
wine SierraChartSetupNoCLR.exe

or copy an existing install to ~/.wine/drive_c/SierraChart

6. Start Sierra Chart:
Code:
wine "c:/SierraChart/SierraChart.exe"


Update
11/23/15 - Upgraded wine to version 1.7.55 and winetricks to version 20151116.
2/10/16 - Upgraded wine to version 1.8, winetricks to version 20160109 and Sierra Chart to version 1366.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Updated 12/7/15

Issues List
Closed
1. Individual windows were increasing in vertical size.
I found by accident that when I triggered (move mouse to lower right hand corner) "Show Desktop", that the window size increase happened.
SOLUTION: Not use "Show Desktop".
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update 11/23/15
I have not found / had any issues with Sierra Chart, wine or winetricks. Sierra Chart seems to be functioning correctly.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update 12/7/15
I found that some of the windows had increased in vertical size but I couldn't explain why. I found out by accident that triggering the "Show Desktop" (move the mouse to the lower right hand corner) caused the window size increase. This is either a wine and or linux issue but rated very minor. I decided to disable the "Show Desktop" trigger since I don't use it. I currently use four virtual workspaces under KDE with one workspace for all the individual Sierra Chart windows. Sierra Chart allows for either:
1. All charts to be used inside one main window.
or
2. Each chart to be created in it's own window.
I chose option number 2 since it allowed me greater flexibility but the the window size increase issue wouldn't have occurred with option number 1.

Linux is supported by Sierra Chart via wine and doesn't use windows dot.net.
All other aspects for the use of Sierra Chart under linux seems to be performing as expected.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update 12/29/15
Still no issues with Sierra Chart, wine or winetricks. Here is a photo of one of the trading screens.
http://imgur.com/JycBiJG
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update 2/10/16
I have decided to conclude testing. I am pleased with the result, since there were basically no issues that impeded the use of Sierra Chart with Gentoo linux. This test is the opposite of the Ninja Trader test conducted previously.
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