Brother's Keeper

version 7.x Series

Application Details:

Version: 7.x
License: Shareware
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.0

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What works

After the option change (see below) from default in the program, it seems to work normally

btw, this was Brothers Keeper 7.4.3 but should work for previous versions

What does not

When you update a date field in an event (birth, death, etc) for a person, the program will hang when you try to get out of that person.

Of course the normal, make sure you have vb6run (Visual Basic Runtime v6) installed since this a visual basic app.


Had a small problem during install, a screen came back, seemingly, blank.  But if you just slowly hit the enter button 4 times, it will proceed with a normal install.

Important>>  Once you install the software, there is an option that you need to check to make it work normally.  

Go into person edit, select Option in the lower right corner of the screen and click on "When you tab to a location, do not set the cursor blinking" and then click on "Close Options" to save it.  The problem this solves is the program hanging after you update a field in an event.

What was not tested

I think I tested most things.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Unknown
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

The programs author, John Steed, was very easy to work with and help me find the workaround that got it to work under wine.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 20.3 "Una"Jan 23 20227.0Yes Yes YesGoldLeon 
ShowLinux Mint 20.2 "Uma"Jan 06 20226.0.2Yes Yes YesGoldLeon 
ShowUbuntu 19.10 "Eoan" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 27 20194.18Yes Yes YesGoldJohn F. Ervin 
CurrentUbuntu 19.04 "Disco" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 20 20194.13Yes Yes YesGoldJohn F. Ervin 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 21 20161.9.21Yes Yes GoldRufus Gartz 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
19816 Multiple games and applications need 'msvbvm60.dll' ('winetricks vb6run' is a workaround) NEW View
37401 Brother's Keeper 7 (VB6 app) hangs on exit NEW View
52369 "Brother's Keeper" can't access mounted file systems UNCONFIRMED View

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