What does not
What was not tested
Lots of advanced stuff, most of which I could not mention here, and signing up for an account via the program as I already had a Trillian Astra account.
I turned off alphablending to help make the skin look less garbagy, but I don't think it or any other program that uses alpha heavily as it's skin will be seeing a beautiful future with Wine for some time. I was using build 110 of Astra, and I tested the same features of Trillian Astra twice. The second time, I used the experimental DIB engine produced by Max (see bug 421 in the Wine Bugzilla for more info) to see if it would help with the alphablending issues. In each case, the bugs were exactly the same, and there was no real performance benefit from using the DIB engine, possibly because of other issues not pertaining to graphics (though the terminal showed no issues cept for dibdrv errors).
|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