N.B. It works better under Wine than under the Windows 7 machine I dual boot with, as has lots of graphic glitches with SketchUp 8 (e.g. with the select tool), and Linux has middle mouse support for my laptop touchpad (pressing left and right together) - newer versions of SketchUp are also currently not an option where I do work, so using SketchUp 8 on both Linux and Windows works well.
What does not
No parts of the program itself seem to have issues, though at first Sketchup did not launch due to this error:
Until the fix from here was applied - the fix was:
As I was fed up of having to do this and other 'tweaks' I made a small, currently 'beta' stage script to do this, available here: https://github.com/wilfm/SkipI - Feedback wanted and welcome! For this test I installed without (but with the above fix) and then with this script on a freshly reinstalled Fedora 21 box, and both work great.
I will also add that SketchUp 8 does not work under Fedora 21 (worked fine with default wine install under Fedora 19) unless the the wine-opencl package is installed. You should be able to install it with:
sudo yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update wine*
What was not tested
Licensing (I use the free version that was available from http://www.sketchup.com/download/all - http://dl.trimble.com/sketchup/gsu8/FW-3-0-16846-EN.exe to be exact)
Anything I forgot...
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Fedora 21 x86_64||Jan 20 2015||1.7.34||Yes||Yes||Gold||Wilf M|
|Show||Puppy Linux 5.x||Nov 17 2014||1.7.30||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Steve|
|Show||Fedora 19 x86_64||Jul 26 2014||1.7.22||Yes||Yes||Gold||Wilf M|
|Show||openSUSE 13.1||Jun 04 2014||1.7.19||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 12 2013||1.7.1||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|3548||.lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon...||NEW||View|
|24285||Google SketchUp 8 'Share Model' shows empty 'Sign in' dialog window and opens external browser||NEW||View|
|25912||Multiple applications (Google SketchUp 7/8, Photoshop CS6, Mol) don't display the last drawn frame promptly when using binary drivers from Nvidia||REOPENED||View|
|27395||Google SketchUp 8 crashes on startup with OpenGL hardware acceleration disabled ('HW_OK=0' setting in registry)||NEW||View|