BearSharev6 (6.2) is a different program than the well-known Windows gnutella servent. the "v6" and up versions are actually a version of iMesh which has been adapted for music sales and rental using proprietary Microsoft DRM and with some social networking features added to round out the package.
What does not
the application itself
What was not tested
Some tweaking needed, maybe?
Maybe some tweaking needed to get it working? It installs fine, starts up ok, then a few seconds later it disappears. :(
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 13 2008||1.1.6||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
"BearShare" versions "v6" and up, released since Free Peers was shut down in the summer of 2005, are not the original gnutella servent at all; rather they are proprietary iMesh clones which limit user choice and employ Microsoft DRM to lock users into a monthly payment plan and requiring payment for each track burned to a CD.
As the DRM is proprietary to Microsoft (and keyed to a P2P-hostile company in this case), these versions will never be allowed to work in WINE or any operating system not provided by Microsoft.