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Application Details:

Version: 5
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.29

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Free Download yWriter5 popular Spacejock software writing application

Test Results

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What works

Running Beta Version 5.2.6

Have written about five chapters and have had no major problems with software.

What does not

Install process would not let me create desktop icon. Have to go into wine program folder and load every time. The speech does not work in the scene menu. Ask you to download microsoft framework 3 but will not allow you to install with wine.


What was not tested

Have not tried to export complete work but sample files worked fine.

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Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 29 20131.5.29Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 23 20121.4Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 10 "Julia"Mar 19 20111.3.16Yes Yes BronzeMichael Wilkerson 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 23 20111.3.14Yes No GarbageMichael Wilkerson 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


MUST install mono for yWriter to run. However upon project creation yWriter freezes.

(Tested with Mono 2.10)

(Not tested with any other version)


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Latest yWriter tests?
by Anne on Friday April 3rd 2015, 14:09
I was looking at the latest test results but the latest ones were done on Beta wine. Any upcoming test?

I tried using yWriter 5 wih the latest Wine but it freezes upon using the new project wizard. If using the normal blank new project option, it eventually freezes again just adding in scenes.