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[User Discussion] - Sierra on Linux

[2015-04-28 14:50:13]
darkpool - Posts: 39 | Ending Date: 2018-06-08 [Expired]
Hi Sierra,

There have been several mentions in the past of bringing out a native linux version of Sierra. Please can you provide an update on this. I think you may be surprised at how large your linux user base is.

I am aware that it is possible to run a vm or use wine to use Sierra on linux. However it has been my experience that Sierra only works on older versions of wine (not good news going forward).

Please advise on any future plans in this area.
[2015-04-28 16:56:15]
Sierra Chart - Max - Posts: 4670 | Ending Date: 2021-04-13
The work on having Sierra Chart multi-platform is still in progress.

I just ran a test with the current version of wine on latest Ubuntu LTS (wine-1.6.2) and Sierra Chart starts ups and opens a chart. What sort of issues are you having?
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[2015-04-28 18:00:18]
darkpool - Posts: 39 | Ending Date: 2018-06-08 [Expired]
I can open Sierra and open existing charts. I can also connect to a datasource.

The problem comes when I try to download any historical data. I get the attached error.

I am running Linux Mint17.1. Wine1.4 and 1.5 use to work correctly, but i've had no success with 1.6.2.
As a result I have been unable to work with Sierra on Linux.

If you can offer a solution that would be appreciated.
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[2015-04-28 21:09:36]
Sierra Chart - Max - Posts: 4670 | Ending Date: 2021-04-13
I apologize I got the recommended wine version wrong, the correct version you should be running is 1.7 (wine-1.7.38) and not 1.6. Wine 1.6 has some bugs in the network and file access which were resolved in the later versions.

With 1.7 you will be able to run the latest version of Sierra Chart and access Google Data.

Sierra Chart + Wine 1.6 will allow you got access the Forex feed which is what was initially tested.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2015-04-28 21:09:57
[2015-05-18 17:25:44]
SgtJ - Posts: 154 | Ending Date: 2015-10-20 [Expired]
Is there a projected timeline on a native linux or IOS sc version? ty
[2015-05-18 21:32:13]
Kiwi - Posts: 285 | Ending Date: 2019-10-03 [Expired]
Actually wine 1.6.2 works fine for historical data if you're using interactive brokers or fxcm (so maybe others) rather than Sierra Chart data. I also run Mint.


The trick for me was when you guys suggested that the historical symbol in my forex downloads was incorrect in Global Symbol settings.

http://i.imgur.com/M4gXPzH.png (thats actually correct, my issue was fx symbols)

Check the symbols dark. Also in the data trade service settings I have everything unticked.

Date Time Of Last Edit: 2015-05-18 21:35:52
[2015-07-16 23:29:40]
maxpi - Posts: 121 | Ending Date: 2020-08-16
The worst thing I encountered with Sierra on Linux Mint and Wine about a year ago was some unreadable fonts. I don't think I found a fix for it then and it was not really a show stopper.

What programming environment would one use if running Linux?

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