Version 9.x of The Bat! mail client.
This version should come with the upcoming ribbon based interface.
Please note in a comment or bug report about which bitness you use: 32bit or 64bit
All works out of the box.
What does not
What was not tested
This version of The Bat! was tested: v188.8.131.52 MSI (32bit and 64bit).
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Apr 02 2021||6.3||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Igor Franchuk|
|Current||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||Nov 13 2020||5.21||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Joerg Schiermeier|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|51178||The Bat! v184.108.40.206: Missing content in TTreeViews on Windows versions higher than 8||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|53014||HICON leak in CopyImage causes TheBat! to crash after a while||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|53582||The Bat! macro has different results for %DATE on Windows and in wine||REOPENED||View|
|53658||During start of The Bat! the sound is disturbed||UNCONFIRMED||View|
Use of Encryption with The Bat! - HowTo
To use proper encryption with The Bat! on wine simply install GnuPG:
 The Bat!s configuration:
Please hold in mind:
32bit plugins are not working in 64bit The Bat!!
This is not a problem caused by wine.
There are three (later: four) possible scenarios:
Before you start installing The Bat! on wine please read first the FAQ - Frequently asked questions from wine's page.
Follow these steps to setup RitLabs mailer The Bat!:
wine msiexec /i thebat_pro_xx_x-x-x.msi(The x are for numbers). Never do this as /root! (see: Should I run Wine as root?)
All is done now. Please create your mail accounts in The Bat! and enjoy the work of The Bat! mailer.
Before you start here please do a backup of all your emails in the AppData folder in your windows installation. To find this folder look into Options / Preferences / System. It's the Mail directory. This is the top of an AppData folder under which all your emails live. Use 7zip or so to compress (zip) the complete folder incl. subfolders.
Then you need a backup done with The Bat!s integrated backup feature, see Tools / Backup. Do a complete backup with all things include.
Also please compress the folder which includes The Bat!s executable, plugins, and other stuff, mostly located in c:\program files\the bat! if you use a 64bit version. Otherwise (32bit version) it is named: c:\program files (x86)\the bat!.
And at last, do an export of The Bat!s registry settings. To do this please run:
regedit /e "%userprofile%\desktop\the-bat-registry.reg" HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\RITat a Windows command line (Terminal) window. This creates a file the-bat-registry.reg on your desktop.
All four files:
Change now to *nix.
Info: the mailfolder is now located inside $HOME/.wine/drive_c/users/
From now on all your emails go there.
And from now on: Don't forget to do backups! The Bat! has an integrated scheduler to do frequent actions automatically. You will find it here: Tools / Scheduler. Use it!
This needs more work and some knowledge about windows and *nix file system.
From *nix you need access to your Windows partition. Only read permissions aren't enough! This partition should be writeable. If this is not working please read a manual of your distribution on how to mount disks writeable! If you are a beginner: DON'T DO THIS! STOP HERE! Otherwise, you may lose all your emails.
This situation describes a system that can boot into Windows or into *nix systems via GRUB!
Suppose this as an example:
ln -s '/media/johndoe/Windows10Disk/Users/winjohn/AppData/Roaming/The Bat!' '/home/johndoe/.wine/drive_c/users/johndoe/Application Data/The Bat!'Please use the four single quotation marks (') which enclose the two paths to The Bat!s mail folders. This is necessary because the path contains spaces!
ln -s '/media/johndoe/Windows10Disk/Program Files (x86)/The Bat!' '/home/johndoe/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/The Bat!'Please use the four single quotation marks (') which enclose the two pathes to The Bat!s program folders.
wine regedit /home/johndoe/the-bat-registry.reg
wine '/home/johndoe/wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/The Bat!/thebat32.exe'Please use the two quotation marks (') which enclose the path to thebat32.exe.
### wine productive app
### last change: 2017-02-19
Comment=Nice and powerfull mail client.
Comment[de]=Nettes und leistungsfaehiges E-Mail-Programm mit Fledermaus.
DocPath=file:///home/johndoe/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/The Bat!/the_bat.chm
##Exec=wine '/home/johndoe/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/The Bat!/thebat32.exe' /nologo
Exec=wine '/home/johndoe/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/The Bat!/thebat32.exe'
GenericName=wine: Mail Client (32bit)
GenericName[de]=wine: E-Mail-Programm (32bit)
Icon=/home/johndoe/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/The Bat!/thebat.png
/home/johndoe/.local/share/applications/thebat32.desktopwith your favourite text editor.
convert '/home/johndoe/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/The Bat!/thebat.ico' '/home/johndoe/thebat.png'
mv '/home/johndoe/thebat-1.png' '/home/johndoe/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/The Bat!/thebat.png'
rm /home/johndoe/thebat-?.png (<= yes, there is a question mark before the file extension .png)
last change: 2022-07-18