Adobe Digital Editions

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

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Used this guide to install ADE 4.5 and it worked, but to use the ADE for importing ebooks to Calibre you're out of luck as DeDRM plugin doesn't work in linux AFAIK... >Based on biesta's comment: ># This is a detailed 'howto'-document, ># how to install ADE-4.xx on *ubuntu-14.04* step by step in a console. ># Prerequisite: (x)ubuntu-14.04, system-update if required. ># ># Install the winbind package, if not yet done: >$ sudo apt-get install winbind ># Check if wine (actual version) is available: >$ wine --version ># response should be 1.7.33 (or newer?) ># install wine if required: >$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa >$ sudo apt-get update >$ sudo apt-get install wine1.7 ># To accept the License agreement, press Tab + Enter. ># Check if winetricks (actual version) is available: >$ winetricks -V ># ...response should be 20141125 (or newer?) ># install winetricks if required: >$ wget >$ sudo cp -f winetricks /usr/bin >$ sudo cp -f winetricks /usr/bin/X11 >$ sudo chmod 555 /usr/bin/winetricks >$ sudo chmod 555 /usr/bin/X11/winetricks ># install WINEPREFIX + 32bit-environment: >$ export WINEPREFIX=~/wine32a # or similar, e.g. ~/.wine32b >$ WINEARCH=win32 winecfg ># ****** IMPORTANT: ****** ># The winecfg-command opens a GUI-window, ># with a drop-down element labelled "Windows Versions" (or similar). ># Default position is "Windows XP". ># Do NOT change this or anything else in the GUI, or the installation will fail. >$ winetricks -q corefonts dotnet40 ># download + install ADE-4.xx (actual version?) ># im your browser: from ># >$ wine ~/Downloads/ADE_4.5_Installer.exe

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 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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