The Editor4 appears to be a generic editor designed by Brother to service all it's various specialized printers; I got my copy with a P-Touch 2700 label printer on the CD.
The CD install works correctly until it tries to install the low level hardware drivers for the particular Brother equipment you have. It either asks to have the USB device connected and then hangs or it just hangs. At that point kill the install program and what you have left is the Editor4 with an entry in the "Start menu" under Applications for each of the applications on the CD and the help files.
The help files run fine.
The editor itself runs and complains that the printer driver is not installed. Click OK and it then creates and edits label files a-ok. It creates and saves label files using all the tools and features it has available. Label files you create on media accessible to Windows can be printed from Windows after installing (on Windows) the low level printer drivers from the CD.
What does not
The install program froze at the point it tried to install the low level hardware drivers for my USB PT-2700 label printer. I know of no immediate solution for installing low level hardware drivers.
The Library application included on the CD installs but when run complains "ADO/db cannot initialize engine"; clicking OK yields "Cannot open index file". After these complaints the app opens and runs politely but the functional menu choices are greyed out. This may be corrected by the "winetricks" script or by further tweaking I have not done yet - it appears to looking for an MS database dll response of some kind.
The "Backup Mgr" and the "Transfer Mgr" apps on the CD complain that there is no printer driver and quit. These apps transfer the label files to and from the printer so there is little they could do w/out the drivers anyway.
What was not tested
Newer application versions are available from Brother and I have them downloaded and installed in Windows but not yet in Wine. I'd expect little difference in the results, particularly for the hardware drivers.
Good for designing and creating label files. Failure of low level hardware drivers means these files cannot be printed from Wine at this time - you must print the label files from Windows.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||openSUSE 10.3||Dec 30 2008||1.1.11||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 27 2008||0.9.58.||No||Not installable||Garbage||Nate Jones|