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1.20.x series

Application Details:

Version: 1.20.x
License: Free to use
URL: http://www.amazon.com/gp/featu...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.16

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Downloading and deleting books
Reading books written in English or Japanese
Adding and deleting collections
Highlighting words
copying and googling words
Adding and deleting notes
Adding and deleteing Flashcards
Downloading and looking up in dictionaries (English, Japanese and French)
Sync
Searching English or Japanese word in a book
Importing PDF
Switching user interface language (English <-> Japanese)

What does not

Registering
Direct input Japanese characters in text search and flashcards

Workarounds

I used the workaround which is pointed out  by Zootal; I installed 1.16.44025 first and register an amazon account, and then I have installed 1.20.47037.

For handling Japanese characters, I executed the following command:
winetricks allfonts,
winetricks fontsmooth-rgb.

What was not tested

Deregistering and Registering
Text-to-speech
Activities involved in languages other than English and Japanese

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

I usually installed kindle without winetricks before. At that time, even using the workaround above, left-clicking on words sometimes caused crashes when using version 1.20.Once I installed kindle 1.20 through winetricks and then followed the workaround. From that time, I have never come across such a buggy behavior for left-clicking on words.It is maybe a mere coincidence, but I report this here.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Sep 12 20172.16Yes Yes YesGoldTomoaki Hashizaki 
ShowSlackware64 14.2 multilibSep 10 20172.16Yes Yes YesBronzeZootal 
ShowFedora 25 x86_64Jun 20 20172.10Yes Yes GarbageEshin Kunishima 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 18 20172.8Yes No GarbageAve Elixire 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 15 20172.6Yes Yes BronzeTomoaki Hashizaki 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
29045 Kindle for PC crashes opening books if Times New Roman and Courier New are not installed NEW View
34710 Can't register/login with Kindle for PC NEEDINFO View
35041 Multiple apps and games crash with heap corruption or live-lock in libX11 (EA Origin, Garmin Express Fit, SMPlayer, LotRO launcher, Kindle for PC, Conan Exiles)('taskset -c 0 wine ./foo.exe' is a workaround) NEW View
43508 Kindle for PC 1.19.46099 and later installer - can't initialize gecko NEW View

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