There are some languages (for instance, Spanish) for which the localized version of PAF 4.x is still available but for which there is no localized version of PAF 5.x.
I tried PAF v. 5 and had the usual problem with fonts showing in different size. On a whim I installed v. 4 and it installed and operates flawlessly. My database is 23,000+ names and PAF handles it easily. In importing my Legacy files into PAF format I had to import to PAF 4 Gedcoms. PAF 4 can't read newer Gedcom files but that's no problem.
Fonts size properly on v. 4, data entry is fine, all reports print out as they should (on a networked laserjet I might add), right click menu items all work, including photos, multimedia and notes. Performance is as quick and snappy as in Windows.
What does not
Absolutely nothing that I can find after using PAF 4 for several days. Flawless operation!
What was not tested
Everthing I can think of was tested with absolutely no failures or lockups.
I would prefer to use PAF 5 but I can't get around the problem with the fonts. No doubt someone with more knowledge than me will solve that situation soon.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64||Jan 19 2014||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Robert Riches|
|Show||Mageia 2||Nov 17 2013||1.7.6||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Robert Riches|
|Show||Mageia 2||Sep 01 2013||1.7.1||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Robert Riches|
|Show||Mageia 2||Jun 30 2013||1.6-rc4||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Robert Riches|
|Show||Mageia 2||May 12 2013||1.5.30||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Robert Riches|
Maintenance of this AppDB page has been suspended, because PAF has been unsupported since about July 15, 2013. A comment was posted in August, 2013 asking whether anyone still uses this application, and there has been no response.
If anyone does use this application, please post a comment. If anyone does use this application, I'll probably resume regular testing with new versions of Wine. (If someone else wants to be a maintainer of this page, I won't be opposed.)