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Trillian

The fourth version of the Multi-IM Client Trillian Astra

Application Details:

Version: 4.x.x.x
License: Retail
URL: http://www.ceruleanstudios.com...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.2.2

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What works

Installation, all Plugins

What does not

Nothing tested

Workarounds

What was not tested

Webcam, audio

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

While the application does install and run, the application is extremely sluggish. It runs at about 1/4 the speed that it runs on a Windows system. Also, the interface itself is extremely hard ti use due to extra-wide borders around every window and the fact that all the menus take about 2-3 seconds to pop up when clicked. I tested with version 4.1.0.24.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowopenSUSE 11.3 (x86_64)Dec 27 20101.2.2Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.3Jul 31 20101.2Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 27 20101.1.43Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 06 20101.1.38Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Jan 19 20101.1.36Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
11743 Program crashes on startup. CLOSED ABANDONED View
13652 Trillian: Dragging a chat container outside of the screen looses the container CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO

Installation:

  • Use Wine 1.1.43 or higher, the more recent the better
    • Older versions will have problems with rendering and prevent any productive use
  • Download the latest version of Trillian Astra (v.4.2.25 at this time, you can find it here)
  • Install Trillian Astra
    • Opt-out all the ask.com fields (pay attention, there are two!)
    • When prompted that Flash is missing, answer the question whether to install it with "No"
  • Start "winecfg" and set the Windows version to "Windows Vista" (others may work to, but Vista caused least problems for me)
  • Launch Trillian Astra (it may auto-update when launching, just let it do so)

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:

  • Go to "Settings" - "Skins" and change the default "Trillian Cordonata" skin to "Trillian Cobalt"
    • Cobalt uses a much slimmer and lighter interface and doesn't depend on alpha-blending transparency
  • Go to "Settings" - "Skins" - "Skin Settings" and turn off alpha-blending transparency. This should avoid the black boxes in the background of Trillian

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

  • Go to "Settings" - "Notifications" and unchecking "Notify me when"
    • A contact signs on
    • A contact signs off
    • A contact changes status (optional)
    • A contact changes status message (optional)

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

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