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Release 3.0

Application Details:

Version: 3.0
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 0.9.28.

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What works

The installer appears to work properly but only after satisfying certain dependencies the installer has:- the installer wants winhttp.dll; I downloaded winhttp.dll from and put it in ~/.wine/.../windows/system32After the installer completes, if the "Launch application now" box is left checked, the widget engine will be started. Under GNOME, a system tray icon appears which can be right-clicked on to obtain a context menu for further operations.The "Preferences" and "Quit" options work.The default widgets don't crash the system when attempted to load.

What does not

Launching widgets does not work, altough they are remembered for future restarts and attempted to be loaded. The error is "OpenWidget: Invalid string encoding encountered"Clicking the "About" and "Heads up display" menu options opens a strange square window in the top left corner. The window has no decorations and seems to not pe painting itself, keeping the contents of the screen as it was when it appeared.


What was not tested

Widgets other than the default ones

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Additional Comments

Wine 0.9.28 is from Sid. Most of the system is Etch.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 4.x "Etch"Jan 08 20070.9.28.Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 3.x "Sarge"Dec 14 20050.9.3.Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 

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