The program itself installs and launches perfectly. Settings are configurable. Files - once you get them loaded, which is the subject of what does not work - can be compared, viewed, navigated, edited, and saved.
What does not
Loading files to compare using the built-in dialog box. Files can be selected, but upon selecting the second file to compare, wine crashes. The only information of significance given at the console appears to be:
fixme:commdlg:GetFileName95 Flags 0x00800000 not yet implemented
wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x00000000 at address 0x7ea32673 (thread 0009), starting debugger...
And that's about it. Googling suggests that those are pretty common and long-standing errors to get, and they're related to handling of "open file" dialog boxes. No amount of fiddling in winecfg could fix it, but ExamDiff Pro can handle command line input, and it can therefore be given the files to compare as command line arguments, which it handles flawlessly. You just can't open files using the dialog box.
Also, scrolling seems a little sluggish, but scrolling seems sluggish in general on my box, so I suspect this has nothing to do with wine or ExamDiff Pro.
What was not tested
It's really hard to choose between "bronze" and "silver," given that the software appears to work perfectly in all respects other than needing to use the command line to open files, which in turn seems to be because of a long-standing problem with wine itself (though this is just what I suspect from googling). I went with bronze anyway, just because one way or another, this is likely to be a major annoyance for someone.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 12 2009||1.1.21||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Current||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 09 2008||1.0-rc4||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|