Install and run, checking for updates, pre-filling, input of data, menu/navigation bar, printing, submission.
What does not
What was not tested
Any complicated tax situation, anything else not mentioned above.
I started from a from a fresh wine installation (a new wineprefix), using 64 bit. Installed as described in the Notes section below. During install a couple of error dialogs appear, but clicking "Close" makes them go away with no noticeable problems. Integrated help system did not work, but opening the HTML file in Firefox was fine (see Notes section below). Screen refresh problems if resizing the window, items are redrawn on mouse-over or navigation away/back to the page.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Arch Linux x86_64||Jul 09 2013||1.6-rc4||Yes||Yes||Silver||Patrick|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jul 07 2013||1.6-rc4||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64||Aug 09 2013||1.4.1||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" x86_64||Jul 10 2013||1.4.1||Yes||Yes||Silver||Patrick|
The following method was tested on Linux Mint 15 and Arch Linux, but should work on other distros such as Ubuntu.
From a command prompt:
winetricks msxml4 wget http://www.ato.gov.au/misc/downloads/etax2013/etax2013_1.msi msiexec /i etax2013_1.msi
This downloads and installs the Microsoft XML libraries, downloads the ETax installer and then runs the installer package.
The in-built help system will not work, however opening the HTML file in Firefox (Chromium does not work) will let you access all the help documents.
For a 64-bit Wine installation run:
firefox '~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/etax2013/help/client_nav.html'
For a 32-bit Wine installation run:
firefox '~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/etax2013/help/client_nav.html'
The inbuilt updater does actually download an updated installer package. The program is supposed to exit and run this new installer, however the new installer never launches.
After ETax exits, run the following command to launch the installer manually:
msiexec /a ~/.wine/drive_c/users/$USER/Temp/ETAX/etax2013_1.msi
Alternatively, repeat the original installation process (except MSXML4):
wget http://www.ato.gov.au/misc/downloads/etax2013/etax2013_1.msi msiexec /i etax2013_1.msi
For testing purposes the following tax file number can be used: