Scientific WorkPlace

Fifth major version of this application.

Application Details:

Version: 5.x
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.0-rc2-staging

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What works

The application install and runs almost perfectly.

What does not

Text area is not redraw when it should, causing garbage to be displayed after editing or scrolling, rendering the application unusable.


What was not tested

Everything else.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 12 20206.0-rc2-stagingYes Yes NoBronzeGeorgi Simeonov 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 20 20091.1.19Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 14 20081.1.1Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 
CurrentFedora 8Jan 21 20080.9.52.Yes Yes NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 4.x "Etch"Aug 21 20070.9.38.Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


 (2013-05-03) Admin note: The instructions below are very old; dcom98 cannot be used in current Wine.

1) Install DCOM98 ­

1.1) Download at

1.2) Run WINEDLLOVERRIDES="ole32=n" wine dcom98.exe

2) Put these in your config file (~/.wine/config)

"ole32"­ = "native"
"oleaut32" = "native"
"rpcrt4" = "native"

"ole32" = "native"
"oleaut32" = "native"
"rpcrt4" = "native"

3) Now run
WINEDLLOVERRIDES="ole32,oleaut32,rpcrt4=n" wine swp-pro500.exe

4) Go to ~/.wine/drive_c/swp50

5) Run WINEDLLOVERRIDES="ole32,oleaut32,rpcrt4=n" wine swp-pro.exe

6) Voilà! (If the Scientific Workplace splash screen does not go off, try right-clicking on the application bar and choosing close, one or two times.


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