What does not
Program crashes on startup.
What was not tested
Earlier Versions of Bearshare
Not sure if I maybe missing some special Windows program to make Bearshare run or not. It wants to start, but crashes on startup. I am going to look into it more and will report back if I get it running.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 14 2011||1.3.13||Yes||No||Garbage||Karl Zeigler|
"BearShare" versions "v6" and up, released since Free Peers was shut down in the summer of 2005, are not the original gnutella servent at all; rather they are proprietary iMesh clones which limit user choice and employ Microsoft DRM to lock users into a monthly payment plan and requiring payment for each track burned to a CD.
As the DRM is proprietary to Microsoft (and keyed to a P2P-hostile company in this case), these versions will never be allowed to work in WINE or any operating system not provided by Microsoft.