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Version 4.5

Application Details:

Version: 4.5
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0.2

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

- installing latest version from Adobe (4.5.10)

- authorizing the computer

- opening directly in ADE an acsm file downloaded from my library website, for ADE to download automatically the corresponding ebook

- connecting an ebook reader to ADE

- transfering the ebook from ADE to the reader

- deleting the ebook from the reader when finished reading, from ADE

- returning the epub to the library from ADE (the epub is correctly shown as returned on the library website)

What does not

- installing needs a workaround, otherwise the application crashes at startup

- connecting a Kobo ebook reader to read books needs a workarount, otherwise the reader does not show up in the application


- to install: I used the already described workaround, plus I add to install winbind (the app crashes at startup otherwise)

- contrary to what the workaround says, I did not have to download an old version of ADE: the latest 4.5.10 version from Adobe worked

- to connect a Kobo ebook reader, I used the following workaround:

> mount the reader

> run winecfg

> in drives, click on the drive corresponding to the mounted reader, then show details for this drive> 

> setup the drive as "floppy disk"

> apply and validate

> run winecfg a 2nd time

> launch ADE

> the reader should show up

What was not tested

- connecting another reader than a Kobo one

- any ADE function not listed in "what works"

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Sep 12 20194.0.2No, but has workaround Yes YesSilverMael Le Guen 
ShowFedora 29 x86_64Jan 20 20194.0-rc6-stagingNo, but has workaround Yes YesSilverAndy 
ShowUbuntu 18.10 "Cosmic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Dec 10 20184.0-rc1-stagingNo, but has workaround Yes YesGoldRaffaele Mancuso 
ShowUbuntu 18.10 "Cosmic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Dec 27 20183.0.4Yes Yes YesGoldLennart 
ShowSlackware -currentMar 23 20183.4Yes Yes YesGoldGeremia 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
46332 Adobe Digital Editions 4.5 crashes on downloading a book UNCONFIRMED View

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