German Tax Software (for 2008)

Application Details:

Version: 2009
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.33

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Free Download Demo Version of Steuer-Spar-Erklärung 2009

Test Results

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What works

The software installs flawlessly in this version of Wine. I now have also managed to install the software updates. You need to do a chmod -R a+w in your .wine directory (or at least the Program directory for the tax programme). After that, the manual update worked without problems. In addition, I needed to make some links to account for bad programming: the program seemed to complain because of missing license files (which were present). So I had to make links from the english profile directory (under windows/profiles) to 'Dokumente und Einstellungen' and some other link from 'Application Data' to 'Anwendungsdaten'. Then, the program would find the necessary license files.

What does not

seems to work well, although it keeps complaining about some minor issues with loading files from an older version (no effect other than a nagging popup window once you open the file detected).


What was not tested

Online tax submission using ELSTER. Multimedia features (just eyecandy, anyway).

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Additional Comments

I had problems with wine 1.1.09 and the linked bugs. Somehow, the workaround with changing the file permissions worked, as suggested in the discussion groups for the bugs.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 24 20091.1.33Yes Yes GoldPatrick Brueckner 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid"Nov 01 20091.1.29Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64Feb 02 20091.1.11Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jan 01 20091.1.9Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid"Dec 03 20081.1.5Yes Yes SilverPhilipp Schlesinger 

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