|Latest Wine Version Tested:||1.3.10|
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|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||openSUSE 11.3||Jan 03 2011||1.3.10||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||Nick Law|
|Current||openSUSE 10.3 x86_64||Oct 20 2010||1.3.4||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||Nick Law|
|Show||openSUSE 11.3||Oct 18 2010||1.3.4||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||Nick Law|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|25540||The Full licensed version of Family historian cannot be installed due to an overflow error||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|25541||Family Historian displays the message a serious error has occurred (due to missing msvcrt.dll._strnicoll)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|25685||When printing diagrams & charts in Family Historian 4.1.3 characters are upside down||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
The following installation HowTo relates to Family Historian version 4.1.3 and wine version 1.1.28 to 1.3.10 Other versions of wine have not been tested however will probably behave in a similar way.
If you are installing the licensed version of Family Historian without having first installed the demo version you will probably find that the installation program (setup.exe) exits after you have entered the serial number key. By running setup.exe from the command line (wine setup.exe) you will see the following error.
fixme:msg:ChangeWindowMessageFilter c046 00000001
fixme:win:DisableProcessWindowsGhosting : stub
err:seh:setup_exception_record stack overflow 1560 bytes in thread 001c eip 7bc3f253 esp 00240d18 stack 0x240000-0x241000-0x340000
Bug report #25540 has been submitted on this installation bug.
The instructions that follow explain how I managed to install Family Historian on Linux.
This procedure assumes that you have access to a machine or virtual machine running WindowsXP (windows 98/2000 may also be acceptable) and involves installing on windows then copying the Family Historian directory form windows to Linux, exporting certain entries in the WindowsXP registry and importing those same entries into wine's version of the registry.