Almost everything of Eudora 188.8.131.52 works, in all versions of Wine that I have used (Wine 0.8.x and 0.9.x).
Pasting from something saved in a web browser to an email message is possible by pressing Ctrl-Shift-V in the email message text window (instead of just pressing Ctrl-C).
What does not
It was not possible to open attachments to an email in Wine 0.9.x versions; in the Wine 1.0 RC-versions 1 and 2 this remains impossible.
Printing resulted and still results in garbled printouts: approximately the first half of the first page is like it should be, the rest (of the page, and the whole of next pages) is garbled, words printedover eachother. I have to cut and paste the contents into a word processor (like Open Office) to be able to print an email.
It was and still is not possible to enter Eudora in paid mode. I have paid for my Eudora Pro, but since I moved from Windows XP to Ubuntu, I'm working in sponsor mode. Which has a pesky irritating window reminding me about working in sponsor mode...
Since I updated to Wine version 1.0 (both Release Candidates 1 and 2), some other things stopped working in Eudora.
- Not able to click on a link to open a web page (this was still possible in pre 1.0 versions of Wine!). My browser is not opened. A workaround is to to open Link History, select the link I just clicked on, copy the link, switch to the browser, and paste the address into the address bar. Since clicking on a link worked in earlier versions of Wine, this problem should be relatively easy to be fixed...
- Not able to see the source of an email (to check special characters, URLs etc): selecting this option (right-click in an email message, select option 'check source') has no result; same with 'send to browser'. Since clicking a link does not open a web browser, being able to copy and paste the URL is important, but not everybody (especially mailing lists) show the URL behind the link, often just a keyword is shown.
What was not tested
Eudora should be developed further as an open source project. And I don't mean that it should become the so many-th clone of Outlook (like Evolution) with fixed windows. I mean the version of Eudora that has a movable and resizable window for every mailbox and every email, and where the filters and mailboxes and signatures come in windows that also can be positioned on the screen where you want it.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 19 2010||1.0.0||N/A||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Current||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 25 2008||1.0-rc2||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 27 2008||0.9.56.||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 28 2008||0.9.55.||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 6.06 "Dapper" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 06 2007||0.9.32.||No||Not installable||Garbage||an anonymous user|