Adobe Digital Editions

Application Details:

Version: 4.5
License: Free to use
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.10-staging

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

Installs fine - use the Adobe download from

Downloads and opens .acsm files (from Kobo and 'The Goodby Summer' (@ from

Adds book to shelf and displays book, allows reading.

DeDRM via Python can then convert to normal ebook

What does not


What was not tested

nothing else

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

export WINEARCH=win32

export WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-ade-4

in winecfg make sure set to win xp - do not need to install dotnet or other winetricks

to install the python etc. bits, use WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine-ade-4"  WINEARCH=win32 wine cmd to get a Windows command prompt

to install Windows Python 3 32 bit installer set that installer to use win8.1 in winecfg

In windows command, then pip install pycryptodome

then something like 

WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine-ade-4"  WINEARCH=win32 wine cmd

then grab Apprentice Harpers DeDRM scripts, and something like this


will give you they key for Calibre to use

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 22.04 "Jammy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 25 20227.10-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumTom 
ShowManjaro LinuxApr 09 20227.4Yes Yes NoPlatinumtimo 
ShowSlackware -currentJul 11 20216.11Yes Yes NoPlatinumGeremia 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 03 20216.7Yes Yes NoPlatinumredfish 
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 06 20205.0Yes Yes YesSilverNicholas 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
46332 Adobe Digital Editions 4.5 crashes on downloading a book NEEDINFO View
50519 Adobe Digital Editions 4.5 crash on Wine 6.0 NEEDINFO View

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