ERALink32 4.2.3 - This is the latest version that does not require Microsoft .NET framework.
Installation - no problems.
What does not
IBSfont.fon is used to display lines and borders on the screen. As it is a bitmapped windows font it is not displayed and screen is not drawn perfectly...sometimes unreadable.
The program uses a licensing scheme that is documented by IBM that checks for existing users on the network using the same license key and either allows the program to run fully or reduces the functionality to Demonstration Mode which soon hangs.
What was not tested
Tried everything I can think of.
I had this app working under wine version 20050725 but has not worked since and I cannot roll back my wine version.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 14 2008||0.9.52.||Yes||Yes||Gold||Steve Kaye|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 06 2007||0.9.44.||Yes||Yes||Gold||Steve Kaye|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 20 2007||0.9.39.||Yes||Yes||Gold||Steve Kaye|
|Show||openSUSE 10.2||May 18 2007||0.9.36.||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 01 2007||0.9.36.||Yes||Yes||Gold||Steve Kaye|
After installing ERAlink32 you can change the font by following these steps.
Click 'Setup' from the toolbar then 'Character'
Here you can choose a new Font and Size to overcome the tiny font that is default.
Checking off 'Draw Graphics' helps ensure that your outlines are filled in for a more familiar environment.
I am currently using 'Bitstream Vera Sans Mono' and differing sizes depending on my monitor.
After you click ok make sure you click 'File' then 'Save' so it will remember your changes.
I recommend not upgrading to 0.9.53 since it creates some graphical errors in the title bars. Stick with 0.9.52 for now. I will report on 0.9.54 when it is released.