Works perfectly well with with the default/open-source Xorg drivers (radeon/ati). All VST plugins tried so far work great. WineASIO makes audio lower latency less chance of dropping samples.
What does not
The program completely fails to open with the ATI FGLRX (proprietary) driver. I can't see exactly what the problem is. This might only be a problem for crappy old ATI laptop graphics like my Radeon Mobility X1400/RV515. It seems really strange that ATI's crappy proprietary Xorg driver can have this effect on a program with no graphics. I'll try to get this up on the bug tracker too.
What was not tested
ReWire, control surfaces, interprogram midi (JACK/ALSA midi routing to/from Live), external midi, etc.
I'd still call this programs' compatibility "platinum" because I think FGLRX is rarely enabled by default (for being proprietary). And even tho WineASIO con be a bit of a hassle to find, DAWs usually require separate ASIO driver configuration (for low latency audio).
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Mandriva 2011||Mar 06 2012||1.4-rc5||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Michael|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64||Feb 02 2012||1.4-rc1||Yes||Yes||Platinum||ed pi|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||Jul 05 2011||1.3.22||Yes||Yes||Bronze||ed pi|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 24 2010||1.3.9||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||Oct 14 2010||1.3.4||Yes||Yes||Gold||ed pi|
Audio / Video File Support
For Codec support install QuickTime with winetricks. Tested with .mp3 audio and .mp4 video files.
I get missing gstreamer 32bit lib errors when I don't do this. So I suppose gstreamer could be an native alternative.
$ winetricks quicktime72
Set your Windows version to Vista or 7 in winetricks to get rid of the black screen bug from QuickTime.
Black Screen on Startup
If you have the screen cleared black on startup when you use QuickTime for codecs, you have encountered Bug 1347.
Set Wine to Windows 7 mode in winecfg to fix this.
Bad Audio Quality
If you have bad audio quality, try a sample rate of 48000 in the audio settings.
If this does not help and you use pulseaudio (default on Ubuntu), kill it. Kill it with fire. (sudo killall pulseaudio).
Make sure the audio test in winecfg sounds good and is played back completely.
Exporting / Rendering Audio
$ git clone git://source.winehq.org/git/wine.git && cd wine
$ patch -p1 < abletonexport.diff
$ ./configure && make -j3
Pass the path to the auz file as first parameter to Live.exe with an absolute Windows path. You only need to do this once.
$ wine Live.exe "C:\foo.auz"