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 ­
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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

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What works

  • most of the functions run ootb, even auto-detection of subscribed databases & searching trough them
  • Citavi seems to run more stable than before (e.g. drawi­ng of quotations - compare screenshots; crashes less often when editing task's dates)
  • Citavi's Firefox-picker can no­w be installed­ separately

What does not

CitaviSetup.exe & ­.msi both crash ­=> please try workaround below ­(= USB-Variant), should work on any plattform with similar prerequisites for wine­

$ wine CitaviSetup.exe
fixme:toolhelp:CreateToolhelp32Snapshot Unimplemented:­ heap list snapshot
fixme:storage:create_storagefile Storage share mode not implemented.
err:msi:ITERATE_Actions Execution halted, action L"InstallFinalize" returned 1627­

> ­protocol of

$ wine 'Citavi/drive_c/Programme/Citavi 3/bin/Citavi.exe' 2>­ stderr.txt


What was not tested

Workarounds for Citavi's Pickers, mainly the one for Firefox, need to be examined further

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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 
CurrentUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 02 20111.3.28No, but has workaround Yes Bronzebremer 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 12 20111.3.24No, but has workaround Yes Bronzebremer 

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HowTo / Notes

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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'­


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