Citavi 3 runs since .net2SP2 installs under Wine (Bug 16956)

  • ­Version 3.1 contains new function to­ w­ork on projects in teams aside bugfixes
  • ­Citavi Add-Ons require 3.1.15 or later ­
  • Official Help Desk & Support:
  • + ple­ase contact developers o­ver here for "­­Citavi for Unix based OS­" (thread in German)
  • Feel free to vote for this app to underline it's importance to you and report your ­experiences below using Citavi with Wine to help improving it

Application Details:

Version: 3.1 - 3.3
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.32

Maintainers: About Maintainership

No maintainers. Volunteer today!

Link Newsletter Free Download MSI-Setup Free Download Firefox-Picker Free Download Download Citavi Free

Test Results

Old test results
The test results you have selected are very old and may not represent the current state of Wine.
Selected Test Results

What works

  • ­­prerequisites: 
    • latest winetricks (incl. bugfixes for .net20sp2)

      winetricks dotnet20sp2 g­diplus ie7

      ie7 may also be replaced wi­th­ firefox - needs to be tested­­
    • After the USB-installer finishes, exit the program and copy the folder "Citavi 3" to your linux home-folder (e.g. .wine/drive_c/Program files)
  • Start wine with Citavi's path, e.g.

    wine 'C:\Program files\Citavi 3\bin\Citavi.exe'­
  • most of the functions run ootb, even auto-detection of subscribed databases & searching trough them

What does not

  • Installer.exe & ­.msi ­ both crash > workaround: use Citavi's function ­to install it onto a USB ­flash drive under Windows (e.g. in VirtualMachine). You may choos­e any folder on your machine (­eg subfolder of C:\ - mustn't be real flash driv­e)=> see "What works"
  • The Pickers (Firefox / A­dobe Reader / Word ) - this are known missing functions of the USB-Version­ - check FAQ
  • Overview tab, Quotations tab can be added trough right click-menu and can be set to show up in preview pane (right one)
  • Citavi crashes frequently if you open the calender under Tasks pane­


What was not tested

Citavi switched in Version 3 from MS Access to  SQLite¹
­I therefore guess (but I'm not sure) that the following components aren't needed any more - I first tried only the above (> what works) and couldn't see a change of the program's behaviour after I installed one by one of these
­winetricks vcrun2005 corefonts mdac28 riched20



Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 17 20111.3.32No, but has workaround Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 02 20111.3.28No, but has workaround Yes Bronzebremer 
CurrentUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 12 20111.3.24No, but has workaround Yes Bronzebremer 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected

Show all bugs

HowTo / Notes

Deutscher Support
How-to-run Citavi's USB-Variant

install wine-unstable (upwards 1.3.24) & latest winetricks, e.g. in terminal under Ubuntu 10.10:

sudo apt-get install wine1.3­­
chmod +x winetricks
./winetricks dotnet20sp2 g­diplus ie7

­­cd to folder containing Citavi for USB (can be extracted to any folder, no need for using USB-drives!) & run­ it:­

wine '/edit/path/to/Citavi 3/bin/Citavi.exe'­


Comments Disabled

Comments for this application have been disabled because there are no maintainers.