The program installs successfully. Editing features appear to work correctly. It was possible to add a new file type. File open and save. Save all files. Search and replace through multiple files. Open a previously project containing many files.
What does not
File selection boxes require the use of the mouse. Files cannot be selected and directories cannot be entered merely be pressing the enter key. The application does not always appear on the task bar when running. The task bar entry comes and goes. It appears that it disappears if the task bar entry is clicked, and comes back when certain EditPad Pro explorer panel options are made visible. When the software didn't have an entry on the task bar then the software also could not be selected using the ALT-Tab key combination to switch between applications. It simply wasn't in the list. This meant that it was necessary to minmise other applications in order to reveal the EditPad Pro window on the desktop. However, after using the software for a short while a task bar entry did appear and then the ALT-tab combination also worked. The pull down menu stopped responding to mouse clicks. I tried and ALT-key combination which brought down a menu and thereafter the mouse operation also worked again. Note: The computer in question was also running scim and Skim (input method tools) and these do sometimes give me trouble with the keyboard handling of other applications. The problems I have reported might, therefore, have something to do with scim and Skim, rather than just Wine or EditPad Pro.
What was not tested
Probably most features were not tested as the software does have quite a lot of features that I don't really use. However the following are known to have been untested so far: Most of the configuration settings. Clip collections. FTP. Printing.
Basically seems to work but I felt the little quirks were sufficiently irritating to lose the "gold" award. The Wine installation was the OpenSuSE offering of 1.1.5 (at the time of writing available from http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine/openSUSE_10.2/ ) with no extra DLLs. Using the WineCfg tool, Wine was told to report itself as Windows 2000.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||openSUSE 10.2||Oct 02 2008||1.1.5||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|