Am running some legacy software for my business, which runs on dBase 5, which has been updated over the years with a great deal of investment in time; this runs our finances, ordering, etc. pretty well. In order to be able to switch my business to Ubuntu (which I would like to do), I have to be able to run these programs, and particularly print data. I have tried printing in DosEmu, but that locks the program up, have tried DosBox, which seems to be more stable and runs things fine, but will not print. So I tried printing to a file in DosBox and have this manually printed with:
lp -d HP-LaserJet-m2727-MFP /home/paul/dosdrive/*.prn
and that prints fine, but I have to leave the program and close DosBox before the file shows in Ubuntu and I can print it; not ideal for a business package. I have found a DosBox SVN Daum, which I have tried on an XP machine, is stable and prints fine, but this is only available for Windows. The source code is available for this program, but compiling this is well beyond my expertise. Is there any way around all this?