Adobe Dreamweaver 8.x

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NameAdobe Dreamweaver
License Retail
Votes 11
Wine Version1.5.0
Maintainers of this version:
Released: September 13, 2005
Old test results
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Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works
Installation, managing sites (FTP manager), webpage editing.

What does not
so far none :)

What was not tested
Not tested in depth, just tested what I need for my daily needs.

Additional Comments

Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
ShowArch LinuxMar 25 20121.5.0 Yes Yes Platinum Helena 
CurrentUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 08 20121.4 Yes Yes Platinum an anonymous user 
ShowGentoo LinuxAug 30 20111.3.27 Yes Yes Platinum an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 09 20111.2.3 Yes Yes Bronze an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 26 20111.3.14 Yes Yes Platinum an anonymous user 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
7372 Can't copy and paste between native apps (e.g., Open Office, Firefox, Gimp) and some Wine apps (affects Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Excel) NEW View
8922 Adobe Dreamweaver 8: redraw problems NEW View


To make Dreamweaver 8 run to the known point of operation, delete all of the startup files from C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Dreamweaver 8\Configuration\Startup\

Note for new testers

Please visit before you dive in and start testing.


Dan Kegel

(August 25th 2007)


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

Useful Progam
by Ahmad Choirun Najib on Wednesday April 3rd 2013, 16:12
I think this is very useful progam.

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Dreamweaver 8.x won't start : Fix
by Cocodidou on Friday July 2nd 2010, 6:50
I have found a fix for those who are still stuck with their Dreamweaver 8 installation under Wine (should it have the same behavior under Windows?). The problem you may have is that it will display the boot splash then crash with a "above array bounds" like error in the terminal, or nothing if launched by a GUI.
The reason of the problem is that Dreamweaver was either closed on computer shutdown or has crashed, and during the session you have added a new site, not leaving Dreamweaver the time to save every information about the site you have just added.

Here's the fix:
Go through the registry to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Macromedia\ and make a backup here. Then delete the "Common" key.

Warning : You will lose any website information you entered in Dreamweaver, so you'll have to enter them back. It will not delete your files, the website folder will stay as it was when you left Dreamweaver.
Disclaimer : Be aware that what you are doing can put your computer at risk, making it unstable or completely useless. I cannot be held for responsible if there is any problem, including software or hardware damage, data loss or anything.

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Dreamweaver 8 adding Images
by Luke on Monday April 27th 2009, 10:11
I have been using wine 1.1.12 for a while, and Dreamweaver worked pretty much perfectly. After upgrading to 1.1.20, I have noticed that trying to add images causes the application to crash. I get the "Select image Source" box, and after selecting the image, and pressing ok, the application hangs... Luckily I also have Crossover Office, and it works in that. The only reason I didn't place this in is because I can't log in...

I am using Ubuntu 8.04.2

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by Loiseau2nuit on Friday December 5th 2008, 6:52
OK, it's fixed !

I just got
- all the /programm files directories (except DW off cource)
- all the /Profiles/All Users/application data
- all the /windows/installer
- and a single dll on /drive_c

back to my new wine folder and it seems to work fine. I'm currently working on Fireworks for one hour now with now bug.

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Cannot launch the app again...
by Loiseau2nuit on Sunday November 30th 2008, 17:45
Good evening,

On Kubuntu 8.10 Intrepid + wine-1.1.9

Install process went on successfully.
I even worked with DW8 for one hour or two before it crashed suddenly while saving/uploading a remote CSS file.

I then was unable to launch the app again. I can see the splash screen but it systematically crashes when it comes to display the main workspace, even after a full reboot of the computer

I tried :
- to REPAIR the app from wine conf board : no success
- to REMOVE the app from wine conf board : no success (the process runs normally but the app is still there, and so are the folders -> 1.1.9's bug ?)
- to REPAIR again : still no success
- to remove / re-install wine : Yet Another "no success" Sentence

Although, other apps in Studio8 Suite works fine.

Thanks in advance to anyone for any help.

Bye and thanks for the work done here :)

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by Dan Kegel on Monday June 30th 2008, 8:11

has a review of using Wine (probably 1.0rc3) for Dreamweaver 8:

on my newly installed openSUSE 11, I thought Id try a direct WINE install of Dreamweaver 8, and guess what? It worked. Basically, I clicked the setup.exe file using WINE and the installer did the rest.
[The app is buggy but usable.] sometimes the menus disappear and setting up sites becomes a bit of a pain with no options to view.. but still there are plenty of workarounds. Then also, is the command in Dreamweaver for previewing in browser. But now launches Beagle Search and I have to make my main browser the secondary browser and preview pages with . Like I said, no big deal."

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by Cody Mark on Thursday May 29th 2008, 23:59
Need help...
So I installed Dreamweaver 8 using 0.9.59 version of wine on Ubuntu 8.04 (hardy heron)

The installation went absolutely perfect.
When I went to run Dreamweaver, nothing happened.
{Wine>Programs>Macromedia>Macromedia Dreamweaver 8}

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by Jim on Wednesday May 28th 2008, 13:01
Hey there, I have been trying to find a solution for my problem everywhere but here so hopefully someone can help me out.

installed dreamwevaer 8 and it was working perfectly one day and yesterday and today find that it crashes on start up... giving me output:

fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x32f7a0,0x00000000), stub!
err:seh:raise_exception Exception frame is not in stack limits => unable to dispatch exception.

If anyone could help? Maybe also help expain what would have happened to have it not work the next day?

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buttons, icons
by perry on Wednesday November 21st 2007, 16:51
hi well .. i had no problem opening dreamweaver 8 or cs3...however in both the icons in the quick bar ... common(all), layout(some), forms, flash elements and favorites..i have no visual icon on the buttons...the whole tab is blank as if it was empty .. however if i put my cursor over the button it says what is there..this is highly annoying.

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FTP error
by markus on Monday October 15th 2007, 8:28
I copied Dreamweaver 8 from a wine environment from a different computer (from gentoo to gentoo). Everything works except for the FTP transfer.

Is this normal? Has anyone a working ftp transfer?

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MM is not defined - Solved!
by Lucas Cury on Sunday October 7th 2007, 13:05
For those who are having this error at DW's startup:

JS Error:
MM is not defined
filename: I:\Disco\Programas\Macromedia\Dreamweaver 8\Configuration\Startup\helpDocs.js
lineno: 2

To solve this, add this empty function the beggining of the file file
~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Macromedia/Dreamweaver\ 8/Configuration/Shared/Common/Scripts/dw scripts.js

function MM()

And you're done! (:

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Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 works in Ubuntu Feisty
by Tim Wiel on Monday September 17th 2007, 19:09
I have created a blog of how I did it at

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Please File Bugs!
by Dan Kegel on Saturday August 25th 2007, 21:44
Last I checked, Dreamweaver 8 starts and seems to run reasonably
well under Wine. But I'm no Dreamweaver user, and I don't have
time to do much QA on it myself, so I'm sure I'm missing a lot of problems.
Could somebody test it and/or comb through the appdb comments,
usenet posts, blog entries, and whatnot about Dreamweaver, and
start filing bugs at ?
Can't fix 'em if we don't know about 'em!


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Connecting to Database
by John on Thursday July 26th 2007, 14:18
I have Dreamweaver 8 running really well using Wine 0.9.41 and Fedora 7. The only problem I have come across so far is that it will not connect to a remote database or open up in a browser (F12) This is the only application I am running in Wine is there maybe something else I need to do to sort this?
Appreciate any help



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Fix for Dreamweaver Hanging on updating cache
by Karen Chun on Monday July 23rd 2007, 15:12
Running Ubuntu. Dreamweaver working fine except appearance sometimes glitches slightly (form boxes invisible until I run the mouse over them, clicking).

Then I "enabled cache" in one of my sites. BAD idea! Dreamweaver hung updating cache every time and wouldn't let me change anything to fix it.

Solution: Rename the folder containing that offending site to a temporary name. Create an empty site folder so it doesn't have any files to update. Start Dreamweaver. Now you can get in and Uncheck "enable cache". Exit. Delete the empty clone folder and rename the real site folder back to its original name. Restart Dreamweaver.

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Portable Dreamweaver
by TTvive on Wednesday July 11th 2007, 23:16
Hi! I am Fedora 7 User, and i have found that the portable version of Dreamweaver works very fine.
There are some problems with the font settings as i could see

I will test this program more and try to post the result of the test.

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Working in Kubuntu 7.04
by atg on Tuesday May 15th 2007, 22:21
I was having errors where I'd get to the splash screen and then Dreamweaver would crash. I updated wine to 0.9.37 and it seems to be working now.

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Works really well but one problem
by Laurence on Saturday March 17th 2007, 15:34

I have a strange problem with Dreamweaver 8 on Suse 10.1

The program is all working fine under Wine/KDE but if I try to paste anything into design view in Dreamweaver, it will only paste the first letter of the clipboard contents.

For example if I copy this sentence as text from say Firefox, Thunderbird, Kate or OpenOffice, it would only paste the letter F.

I have tried with and without Klipper and even under Gnome and still the same thing happens.

This is a bit of a problem for me as usually content for my website is sent to me by Email or as a Word/OpenOffice document.

It seems that if I paste it into the HTML/Source view of Dreamweaver it pastes fine, but this is a real pain as I then have to re-copy it and paste it back into design view.

Any suggestions ?

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How I got DW 8 working.
by Andy on Monday February 19th 2007, 5:05
Hi guys,

I couldn't get it to work until I added My serial to the registry, maybe this will help others.

I had to add:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Macromedia/Dreamweaver/8/Registration/Cached Serial Number

'Cached Serial Number' Needs to be a string, make sure you seperate the numbers with '-' like on the packaging.

I message comes up saying problem with activation, and I need to re-install, but you can just click the DW window behind and carry on like normal :)

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Any way to put a linux web browser into the list?
by Leonardo on Monday January 29th 2007, 14:18
I have installed Dreamweaver 8 and runs perfect in version 0.9.30 (still no errors) i have OpenSuSE 10.2 x86_64, but when i try to put a browser in the browser list (Mozilla Firefox native), it doesn't recognize it. It HAS to be a wine-installed windows browser like IE?

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DW8 works great under 0.9.25
by Ian Patton on Thursday November 30th 2006, 11:19
I have DW8 running great on Fedora Core 6 using Wine 0.9.25

I used the instructions here:

Hope that is useful to others!

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MM is not defined
by Andrea on Friday November 17th 2006, 17:16
Hello all,following how-to directions I have been able to get working flash8,but unfortunately can't get working dreamweaver 8.0.2,I get an error like described below:
JS Error:
MM is not defined
filename: C:\Programmi\Macromedia\Dreamweaver 8\Configuration\Commands\_onOpen.htm
lineno: 8
While executing onLoad, the following JavaScript error(s) occurred:

At line 8 of file "C:\Programmi\Macromedia\Dreamweaver 8\Configuration\Commands\_onOpen.htm":
ReferenceError: MM is not defined


splash screen will hang and in the while showing the following message:
Initializing Code Coloring Data
I am running Debian Sid and the latest version of debianized Wine

Thanks in advance,have a good day

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National character problem
by Onur on Friday September 1st 2006, 8:43
I lauched Dreamweaver 8 on Debian. Everythings good working but, am i try a national charakter on my keyboard (ğş...) Dreamweaver is crash and exit.

What can i do?

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Js error
by CriCri on Sunday June 18th 2006, 21:18
spanish :
a que se debe los errores de JS,

JS Error:
MM is not defined
filename: C:Program FilesDreamweaver 8ConfigurationStartuphelpDocs.js
lineno: 2

he echo todo lo que esta en los posts y nada, sale esos errores, y si borro lo de Start Up, pues cuando hago algun evento en el DW (abrir ventanas,etc)salen esos errores que que se deben al haber borrado todo lo de Start up, alguien ha solucionado eso

to that it must the JS errors :

JS Error:
MM is not defined
filename: C:Program FilesDreamweaver 8ConfigurationStartuphelpDocs.js
lineno: 2
, I have I throw everything what this in posts and anything, leaves those errors, and if I erase the one of Start Up, because when I do some event in the DW leaves those errors that that must to the erased salary all the one of Start up

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  • RE: Js error by Lucas Cury on Sunday October 7th 2007, 13:05
RE: anyone tryied it in 0.9.15?
by Dragos Petraru on Thursday June 15th 2006, 7:58
I have managed to make it work with wine 0.9.15 !

These are the steps:
installpkg wine-0.9.15-S10.2.tgz
as user:
1)rm -rdf ~/.wine
2)download winetools later version (the one saing tested with Wine 0.9beta)
3)installed step by step the following programs with winetools:
TrueType Font Arial
MFC 4.x
IE 6.0 SP1
-install- windows software
MDAC 2.8 and jet 4.0 SP8

4)copied the pached version of Dreamweaver8 to Program Files and start enjoing it :)


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I got it working again..!!!
by Adelzhausen on Tuesday June 13th 2006, 6:13
Had to modify my xorg.conf and change the Resolution from 16 to 24, that did the trick!!

Nice one!

Some bugs still appear, like copying and pasting errors, but i guess i'll manage!

Rate that a silver!

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Running on Ubuntu Dapper !!!
by Thibaut on Wednesday April 5th 2006, 11:58
first, I'm french so please forgive my english mistakes.
So I've finally success running Dreamweaver 8 on Ubuntu Dapper ( Flight 6 )
I've follow the how-to for Flash 8 ( copy files and reg ) and it works fine for me !
If you want any help you can email me at ( please write in a "easy" english ;) )

PS : Same as this fo Flash8 : runs fine ;)

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