Access of network database files - both local and remote. Searching for entries, jumping to urls, display of non-PDF files.
What does not
Updated font rendering and display of PDF files with native system applications and regular font rendering. See fixes below.
What was not tested
Fix for font rendering: ----------------------- Install MS Rich Edit (3.0 & 2.0) and MS Core Fonts: winetricks riched30 corefonts Afterwards, configure WineHQ using: winecfg Go to "Libraries", create a new "overwrite for library" and activate MS Rich Edit 2.0 by selecting: riched20 Confirm to use "Native, then Builtin". Fix for native PDF display: --------------------------- Create a text file with this content: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pdf] @="PDFfile" "Content Type"="application/pdf" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PDFfile\Shell\Open\command] @="C:\\windows\\system32\\winebrowser.exe \"%1\"" Add the extension ".reg" to the end of the text file name. Now start the WineHQ registry editor by using: wine regedit Go to the "Registry", select "Import registry file..." and select the previously created registry file. Your system will now be able to display PDF files using the default Linux application. Hint: Reference Manager will display the misleading error message "Error jumping to URL" if an unknown file type is linked and selected with the database interface. Repeat the previous steps to register any new file type to a default Linux application. Workaround for shared network drives: ------------------------------------- If you have a remote database using a shared network drive folder, try to accesss your remote network drive with Nautilus or Dolphin first. This will mount the corresponding network folders (probably through Samba) and ask you for a password. Then browse to the folder containing your database files. Drag (left mouse button) & Drop this very folder to a local place on your Desktop (or any other place) while holding down the "ALT" key. Release the left mouse button and select to "Create a symbolic link" from the menu displayed. Configure WineHQ's drives using: winecfg Go to "Drives" and add a new drive letter (or edit an existing one). Select the new drive and enter the full path to your local symbolic link. "Show advanced" and choose the type to be of "Network share". You can now open any Reference Manager Database browsing to your network drive (-> Desktop -> My Computer -> Drive letter). Remember: The next time you restart your computer, Reference Manager will fail to open the network share (i.e. the database) unless you have mounted the network drive first. You can either do this automatically (using "/etc/fstab") or by using a shortcut to your Samba share in Nautilus or Dolphin.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 23 2014||1.7.17||Yes||Yes||Gold||Christian Rickert|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 23 2010||1.2||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 19 2010||1.2||Yes||Yes||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 26 2008||1.0-rc2||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 20 2008||1.0-rc1||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|