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).
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.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 24 2009||1.1.33||Yes||Yes||Gold||Patrick Brueckner|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid"||Nov 01 2009||1.1.29||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Current||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Feb 02 2009||1.1.11||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Jan 01 2009||1.1.9||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid"||Dec 03 2008||1.1.5||Yes||Yes||Silver||Philipp Schlesinger|