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Wine giving mild bugs in some windows software on some distros but not others?


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#1 rp88

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 03:55 PM

Ok, I've been using linux quite a bit now and have mainly worked in linux mint (MATE) and have successfully installed a program called google sketchup 8 (windows exe software) using wine and a few little tricks in wine's "registry". I've also done this on an ubuntu 16.04 LTS system though and while sketchup runs mainly ok on that one it has a weird bug, the workspace part of the GUI freezes after every save, it's not too problematic, one just closes and restarts the program, and with the crash occuring right after a save no work is lost. Yet this bug doesn't occur at all on my linux mint MATE system. So I wanted to know whether in general wine will perform better/worse for certain windows programs depending on which linux distro one is using? Or whether this sort of thing is more likely to be to a newer or older version of wine on one of the two systems in question (I'm sure I can find out how to check if the wine verson is the same on the two systems but I have't done so yet), wine was installed through "sudo apt-get install wine" and then some more terminal commands for things like "winetricks" and some font packages too, but the linux mint MATE machine had this done many months ago while the ubuntu one was just a week or two back.

I can be sure that the sketchup version is identical on both systems, the installation was done from copies of the exact same installer exe file.

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Edited by rp88, 08 November 2017 - 03:55 PM.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 01:27 PM

Further info: I know that under wine 1.6.2 on linux mint MATE 17.3 there are no bugs. I will check tomorrow which version of wine on ubuntu is giving the bugs, ideally it'll be soon enough after this post that I can come back and edit this post itself and not need to put another post in the thread. It turns out that there are two bugs, not just one, firstly the workspace freezes just after saving and secondly a tool called autofold accessed by holding down "alt" while using the move tool is unable to function.
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Posted 11 December 2017 - 04:29 PM

Ok, so it turns out that the wine version on ubuntu which won't run sketchup properly is version 2.4, I think. But I'm not fully sure of this because the wine version which the ubuntu system prints out varies depending on how I check it. "wine --version" in the terminal tells me it is 2.4, but "apt show wine" tells me the system is running 1.6.2-0ubuntu14.2. I had checked the linux mint system just from the GUI not the command line, so I'll post to here later with what the command line says on my mint system si I can be 100% sure it has version 1.6.2 of wine.
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