Reference and research tool for Watchtower Society publications from 1970 up to and including 2012.
Please note that Watchtower Library is localized (released in a lot different Languages) but it should work exactly the same way.
Watchtower Library is free, but only available for bapized Jehovah's Witnesses and people attending their meetings regularly, according to the License Agreement.
For more information about Jehovah's Witnesses please refer jw.org.
Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)
Installs and runs out of the box
Synchronization between German, English and Spanish version works flawlessly.
What does not
What was not tested
For Debian Testing I used the .deb packages for Sid which Kai Wasserbäch packaged. I used dpkg -i --force-depends ...
Then installed the latest libgphoto packages with aptitude. Aptitude wants to remove the wine packages first, so just use "=" to keep them, then "G" again and aptitude pulls in the newest libgphoto packages. Maybe you have to wait a little bit so the packages trickle down from Sid into Testing.
Hint: Kai's packages for amd64 are for running Windows64 software, on Debian amd64 you need to install Kai's i386 packages if you want to run Win32 software even if your architecture is amd64.
What should I include when I submit a new test result?
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?
Search and navigation through the library
Tooltips (rest the mouse over a link)
Special characters like in Hebrew, and the */M signs in the Bible
Toolbar buttons just above the publications tree on the left, do they look good/ do they work?
Print (you obviously need to have a working printer setup in Linux first, wine will pick up CUPS printers at least. You can add cups-PDF printer if you have no physical printer)
Word list box
pronunciation (if you have a sound card and language version you are testing have this feature)
Synchronisation (if you have multiple languages installed)
did I forget something? just edit this note.
How to: quick guide on Watchtower Library installation
Tooltip shadows stay after tooltips disappeared
This issue appears on some video cards with Compiz enabled. The workaround is in disabling fade animation for wine tooltips. To do this:
install Compiz configuration tool. In most distributions it is in package named compizconfig-settings-manager.
After you install it, run it (executable file named ccsm).
Then go to Animations, open Close animations tab and double-click line that starts with Fade.
Click plus sign in pop-up window,
In new window select Window Class as Type, enter Wine as Value, select And as Relation and check Invert.
Click Add button and you're done.
Black blocks in interface and text on Intel video cards
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:
Run wine regedit
Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Wine/X11 Driver. Create it if it does not exist
Create new String value (using context menu on right part of interface) named ClientSideWithRender and set its value to N
Close (restart) all wine applications
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
Install msttcorefonts package using your packaging system. If it fails:
Install it using winetricks (this will affect your wine installation only, fonts won't be available for non-wine applications):
Problems with XFCE, LXDE, Enlightment and others
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
Watchtower Library for Mac OSX 10.7.3 "Lion"
There are some initial issues with using the Watchtower Library in Mac. The first issue is
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"
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.
Missing DLL File Errors
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 Watchtower 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.
Broken "Fetch from clipboard" function
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 más 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: