Reference and research tool for Watchtower Society publications up to and including 2010.
Installation process went fine.
What is tested:
Ok | Search and navigation through the library
Ok | Tooltips
Ok | Special characters like in Hebrew, and the */M signs in the Bible
Ok | Toolbar buttons just above the publications tree on the left
Ok | Maps/graphics
Ok | Word list box
Ok | Add Favourites
Ok | Open Favourites
Ok | Settings
Ok | Pronunciation
Ok | Synchronisation
What does not
What was not tested
You will have to winetricks. Needs winetricks? ### wget http://winetricks.org/winetricks chmod +x winetricks su -c 'cp winetricks /usr/bin/' ### winetricks vcrun2008 winetricks corefonts wineserver -k # Watchtower Library 2010 does not work in wine 1.3.27 and greater rm -f ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/winsxs/manifests/*.vc90.*_deadbeef.manifest # Missing DLL File Errors cp ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Watchtower/MEPS\ Platform\ 2.3/*.dll ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/syswow64/ PS: I don't know why, but when configuring wine to use "Windows 7" as my default windows version, the Library does not open. So, to install it, you'll have to set default windows version to "Windows XP".
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Fedora 17 x86_64||Jun 22 2012||1.5.3||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 21 2012||1.4||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 09 2011||1.3.31||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 26 2011||1.3.31||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 25 2011||1.3.31||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|5898||Tooltip text need comctl32.dll to show well||NEW||View|
|13159||tooltips won't show up on partly hidden items||NEW||View|
|24998||WTLIB: Highlighted Search Text Is Blacked Out||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|25512||Watchtower Library 2010 crashes after splash screen||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|27029||Multiple applications crash on unimplemented function msvcp71.dll.??0?$basic_string@GU?$char_traits@G@std@@V?$allocator@G@2@@std@@QAE@XZ (Nvidia hdr sample, Winmerge, Google Sketchup 8)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|28358||Watchtower Library needs msvcp90.dll.??0?$basic_string@GU?$char_traits@G@std@@V?$allocator@G@2@@std@@QAE@XZ||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|28942||Watchtower Library: Problem while copying text to the clipboard (Mac, doesn't occur on Linux)||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
This issue appears on some video cards with Compiz enabled. The workaround is in disabling fade animation for wine tooltips. To do this:
Close animationstab and double-click line that starts with
Window Classas Type, enter
Wineas Value, select
Andas Relation and check Invert.
Addbutton and you're done.
If you use Intel graphics and experience blacked out text and interface items in Watchtower Library, (that is, experience bug 24998), you can fix it with following steps:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Wine/X11 Driver. Create it if it does not exist
ClientSideWithRenderand set its value to
If you see squares instead of text in Watchtower Library on the first run, go to settings (press f2) and change font settings, choosing any font you like. If you see broken characters in interface, you may need to install MS truetype core fonts for web package. To do this
msttcorefontspackage using your packaging system. If it fails:
XFCE and some other DE ignore path parameter for desktop and menu launchers. As result, Watchtower Library prior to 2011 does not start when you click these. The simple solution is to change "Command" parameter in launcher to
wine start wtlibrary.exe
There are some initial issues with using the Watchtower Library in Mac. The first issue is
Simple solution: watchtowerlibraryformac.info
Or, you could follow the guide in the WINE wiki about installing Macports (MacOSX Installation). It is recommended that once you have installed MacPorts you need to configure it (How to install & configure Macports)
Do not install WINE but rather install wine-devel
sudo ports install wine-devel for the latest WINE version.
You should also update X11, the default version is 2.3.2 which doesn't display all of the images in the Watchtower Library. The website XQuartz MacOS Forge contains the latest XQuartz (2.6.2). Once XQuartz has been updated you can run the Watchtower Library out-of-the-box with no issues.
To set up an application to run the Watchtower Library from the dock, go to Applications -> Utilities -> AppleScript Editor
Once in the editor copy & paste the following script:
tell application "Terminal" do script "/opt/local/bin/wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\\ Files/Watchtower/Watchtower\\ Library\\ 2010/E/WTLibrary.exe" end tell
Click on run to make sure it works and then click on compile if successful and then save the script as an application filetype (Leave startup screen unchecked). Once saved as an application drag it into the dock.
WINE in Mac doesn't seem to look for the DLL files in the same way it normally does. The DLL files it is referring to (Such as uresearch21u.dll) are located in the "MEPS Platform 2.3" folder in the WatcÂhtower directory. However WINE searches for them in the /drive_c/windows/system32 directory. Just copy and paste the contents of the "MEPS Platform 2.3" folder to the "system32" folder to resolve the issue.
If you copy multiline-text and a reference happens to be divided between two lines, the results can be a bit odd. This seems to be by design; wtlib seems to read the clipboard contents line by line. For example, if an article reads:
hechos recientes son mÃ¡s que los de antes" (Rev. 2:
Then wtlib will extract Revelation chapter 2, the entire chapter. This is due to wtlib reading just one line at a time. Now, in linux you can install xclip and run this command after having copied, say for example an entire article:
xclip -o | tr "\n" " " | xclip -selection clipboard -i
The command translates \newlines to spaces. If you do that before going Edit - Fetch from clipboard in wtlib, the correct references are extracted :D (Just Rev. 2:19, 20 in the example above).
You could even stick the command in a script and launch that from a button on your panel, or something.
I don't know how to do this in windows, but could be AutoIt would be a start...
Whether the install process went fine, or if not, what went wrong
Whether the program starts without any tweaks/modifications, or if not, what needs fixing/tweaking.
If the program runs, does the following work, or if not, what has to be done to fix/tweak it?
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