WINE TESTING ENVIRONMENT
Windows version: Windows XP
DLL Override: comctl32 (native, builtin)
Allow the window manager to control the windows: Yes
Direct3D Vertex Shader Support: Hardware
Allow Pixel Shader: Yes
Screen Resolution: 96 dpi
- Installed without any complications.
- All major categories, including Search, Bible, volumes, books, and brochures.
- Favourites, except for the renaming of saved excerpts.
Initially, many major categories had to have their internal frames resized by dragging borders with the mouse, so that the controls and selections could be seen. This is only a minor inconvenience once the user is aware of the issue.
What does not
- The Send system.
What was not tested
- Daily Text. There was no daily text available due to the date being in 2008 when program was tested.
Apart from a four-second delay in using drop-down or right-click menus, and once the internal frames are resized, I found the use of the program to be just as productive as when run under Windows.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 20 2010||1.3.0||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Current||Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 23 2008||0.9.53.||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 20 2007||0.9.47.||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 27 2007||0.9.31.||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Nils-Eric Wilkman|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 26 2007||0.9.30.||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Nils-Eric Wilkman|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|3257||InstallShield fails to install soft without native commctrl and comctl32 DLLs||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|5887||Wine does not load dynamically generated fonts||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|5898||Tooltip text need comctl32.dll to show well||NEW||View|
|6177||Watchtower Library setup used to load on 0.9.17, but now does not (0.9.20)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
This issue appears on some video cards with Compiz enabled. The workaround is in disabling fade animation for wine tooltips. To do this:
Close animationstab and double-click line that starts with
Window Classas Type, enter
Wineas Value, select
Andas Relation and check Invert.
Addbutton and you're done.
If you use Intel graphics and experience blacked out text and interface items in Watchtower Library, (that is, experience bug 24998), you can fix it with following steps:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Wine/X11 Driver. Create it if it does not exist
ClientSideWithRenderand set its value to
If you see squares instead of text in Watchtower Library on the first run, go to settings (press f2) and change font settings, choosing any font you like. If you see broken characters in interface, you may need to install MS truetype core fonts for web package. To do this
msttcorefontspackage using your packaging system. If it fails:
XFCE and some other DE ignore path parameter for desktop and menu launchers. As result, Watchtower Library prior to 2011 does not start when you click these. The simple solution is to change "Command" parameter in launcher to
wine start wtlibrary.exe
There are some initial issues with using the Watchtower Library in Mac. The first issue is
Simple solution: watchtowerlibraryformac.info
Or, you could follow the guide in the WINE wiki about installing Macports (MacOSX Installation). It is recommended that once you have installed MacPorts you need to configure it (How to install & configure Macports)
Do not install WINE but rather install wine-devel
sudo ports install wine-devel for the latest WINE version.
You should also update X11, the default version is 2.3.2 which doesn't display all of the images in the Watchtower Library. The website XQuartz MacOS Forge contains the latest XQuartz (2.6.2). Once XQuartz has been updated you can run the Watchtower Library out-of-the-box with no issues.
To set up an application to run the Watchtower Library from the dock, go to Applications -> Utilities -> AppleScript Editor
Once in the editor copy & paste the following script:
tell application "Terminal" do script "/opt/local/bin/wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\\ Files/Watchtower/Watchtower\\ Library\\ 2010/E/WTLibrary.exe" end tell
Click on run to make sure it works and then click on compile if successful and then save the script as an application filetype (Leave startup screen unchecked). Once saved as an application drag it into the dock.
WINE in Mac doesn't seem to look for the DLL files in the same way it normally does. The DLL files it is referring to (Such as uresearch21u.dll) are located in the "MEPS Platform 2.3" folder in the WatcÂhtower directory. However WINE searches for them in the /drive_c/windows/system32 directory. Just copy and paste the contents of the "MEPS Platform 2.3" folder to the "system32" folder to resolve the issue.
If you copy multiline-text and a reference happens to be divided between two lines, the results can be a bit odd. This seems to be by design; wtlib seems to read the clipboard contents line by line. For example, if an article reads:
hechos recientes son mÃ¡s que los de antes" (Rev. 2:
Then wtlib will extract Revelation chapter 2, the entire chapter. This is due to wtlib reading just one line at a time. Now, in linux you can install xclip and run this command after having copied, say for example an entire article:
xclip -o | tr "\n" " " | xclip -selection clipboard -i
The command translates \newlines to spaces. If you do that before going Edit - Fetch from clipboard in wtlib, the correct references are extracted :D (Just Rev. 2:19, 20 in the example above).
You could even stick the command in a script and launch that from a button on your panel, or something.
I don't know how to do this in windows, but could be AutoIt would be a start...
Whether the install process went fine, or if not, what went wrong
Whether the program starts without any tweaks/modifications, or if not, what needs fixing/tweaking.
If the program runs, does the following work, or if not, what has to be done to fix/tweak it?
did I forget something? just edit this note.
OFFICIAL SUPPORT FOR WINE+WTLIB
The watchtower society has no official support for wtlib on linux nor apple, as stated in the readme.txt on the installation CD.
You can help yourself a lot by reading the installation suggestions BEFORE asking for help. Reading the Known Issues section you can also save us all some time.
Due to an increasing number of posts on this application page, we have to move some kinds of information, or this page would become too long & difficult to read...
We have a WIKI for putting your installation/setup suggestions into:
The wiki is moderated; see its talk page.
If you can't make it work following the instructions above, there is a FORUM for dealing with different kinds of [help] requests:
Please note that a forum of this kind is public and off-topic posts may occur. These will be deleted, but are visible until a moderator gets rid of them. Users would likely carefully review any privacy and security information and use discernment before making their own decision whether to visit or log onto other sites.
The wtlib2005 is gold rating when it will run (read: not crash) without dll overrides.
However, for near-perfect functionality something needs to be done with the tooltiptext, and presentation of Favourites. We believe this has got something to do with comctl32.dll, because the tooltip works fine with a dll ovverride. The Favourites needs some more investigation to find out what's up. We keep hoping development of the builtin comctl32.dll will continue so to not need the XP one. If anyone can help with that one it'd be great.
If these two issues are fixed, we can rate wtlib Platinum in wine.