Installing Trillian works just like in Windows. (Black screens are possible)
Preferences window works fine (mostly).
Contacts window works (double clicking a contact opens a new chat window)
Text messaging works fine.
What does not
Choosing display pictures.
File transfers (and probably any other contact interaction, i.e.: handwritting) crashes trillian.
Skins are completely useless due to (probably) trillian astra drawing methods.
What was not tested
More in depth features of trillian astra, besides text messaging were not tested.
I had to install Adobe Flash Player 10 for Windows/IE. Trillian makes heavy use of Flash Player capabilities so its impossible to run it without it. I am also trying to use windows native themes dlls (like uxtheme.dll, etc) but probably this has no effect.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||openSUSE 11.3 (x86_64)||Dec 27 2010||1.2.2||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||openSUSE 11.3||Jul 31 2010||1.2||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 27 2010||1.1.43||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 06 2010||1.1.38||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"||Jan 19 2010||1.1.36||Yes||Yes||Garbage||an anonymous user|
Using Trillian Astra:
All major functions of Trillian Astra should work fine. However, remember that your using a beta version of Wine and Trillian Astra is not approved for Linux, so don't expect it to run flawless. For example, Trillian Astra has still a few problems with window boxes and alpha-blending transparency. To reduce them I changed the following points:
With the standart settings, every contact sign-on or sign-off is shown by notification windows. However, these windows catch focus from all other programs, so you may want to turn them of by
If you use Trillian Astra on a second screen, you may want to change the location of the Notification windows. You can do so by going to "Notifications" - "Show notification windows at the bottom right corner of moniter ?"
In case of crashes:
Some preferences screens, e.g. "Activity History", "File Transfers" and "Contact List" cause Trillian to crash. Since it won't allow you to start it again, you have to kill Wine with "wineserver -k". After that you can start Trillian again without any problems. However, settings you've changed in the last minutes before the crash may haven't been saved.
Last Update: 06/20/2011