Directory Opus

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Application Details:

Version: 9.x
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.40

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

  • Installation of DOpus 9.5 now runs on Wine 1.1.32 on Suse 11.0
  • Unpacking ZIP archives
  • Starting Linux applications from DOpus based on filetype, additional shell script required for path conversion, ask me for it, if you need it. It needs some polishing though.
  • DOpus viewer
  • Basically all Filemanager functions
  • FTP, SFTP using either existing address (copied from a windows installation) boot entires or the quick connect feature
  • Creating an entry in the address book from the current ftp/sftp site address works, too.
  • FTP Address book editing. It took me a while to figure out that the hit zones in the sites listing are just the icons, not the site names behind them
  • Opening files directly from inside a ZIP archive
  • Search functions
  • Exporting / importing settings
  • In a nutshell: I use Directory Opus instead of the Linux tools.

What does not

  • Exporting the program as a portable executable to a USB stick. DOpus is not able to find a suitable medium. My best guess is that Wine does not set the media type correctly.
  • Generally, DOpus has a slight problem accessing WebDav servers, opening a document directly from the server directory does not work on Windows, copying however does.


What was not tested

What was not tested

  • Access to WebDav.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Still no platinum rating because there are occasional refresh problems in the directory tree display and the missing arrows on the buttons indicating the chosen sorting criteria and directions in the file browser ( name, type, date...). Below you will find shell script code suitable to start unix applications using the file type configuration of DOpus. Windows applications can be started directly from DOpus like on windows. #! /bin/bash # filename # This is the fully functional script # you have to create both upper and lower case device links like # /.wine/dosdevices/Z: -> / # /.wine/dosdevices/z: -> / # to make it work if they do not already exist. # The script uses $0 to find the application it needs, therefore you need a symbolic link # for the correct name, e.g. # ln -s oowriter # ln -s emacs # ln -s firefox # The open function in Dopus for a desired filetype has to be set like: # Action: open # Type: "open an application" # Application: /home//bin/emacs "%1" # ^ or whatever the full path to your script is # The quotation marks around %1 are required if you like to process pathnames # with blanks in them correctly. # Have fun. echo ~/.wine/dosdevices/$1 | sed -e 's#\\#/#g' |tee /tmp/$$.txt export WINELINK=`cat /tmp/$$.txt` export DEVICE=`ls -la "$WINELINK" 2>/dev/null` echo WINELINK $WINELINK echo DEVICE $DEVICE rm /tmp/$$.txt if [ "$DEVICE" != "" ] ; then if [ "$1" != "" ] ; then export pathname=$WINELINK echo WINDOWSPATH $pathname else export pathname=$1 echo UNIXPATH_1 $pathname fi else export pathname=$1 echo UNIXPATH_2 $pathname fi export program=`echo $0 | sed -e 's#\/#\n#g'|tail -1` #The program assumes here that all executables are in /usr/bin. #You may remove "/usr/bin" here if the script itself is not in your execution path echo $program "$pathname" /usr/bin/$program "$pathname"&

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentSabayon Linux 3.1Apr 28 20101.1.40Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.0Oct 31 20091.1.32Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 07 20091.1.14No Not installable NoGarbageMP 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 06 20081.1.9Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
13569 Directory Opus: Installer hangs near the end of file copy procedure NEW View

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