I have also managed to make it work under Wine on Ubuntu in the past, but I
would stress: this is a HIGHLY frustrating process, it requires many rounds
of updates and incantations that add up to literally hours of work. I would
not encourage anyone to do it unless they are BOTH already familiar with
setting up Wine, AND have a very compelling reason to run it on Linux.

My understanding is that while AWB is freely licensed, it is very heavily
dependent on Microsoft's proprietary DotNet framework. Getting an
up-to-date version of DotNet working under Linux is the real killer.

However, AWB is tremendously useful software. In addition to supporting
many efforts to improve the quality of wiki content, it can be invaluable
in running community-oriented projects. It was a central tool in the 6 week
Writing Wikipedia Articles course I have run 4 times, and will run again in
the spring. The existence of AWB opens a great many opportunities in
addressing the challenges in running projects that could address
Wikipedia's social problems.

Perhaps this is a good area for an ambitious coder to apply for a Wikimedia
grant? Asaf, can you speak to whether that might be a worthwhile proposal,
and what kinds of considerations might make it an attractive project to
fund?
-Pete
[[User:Peteforsyth]]

On Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 2:54 AM, Tito Dutta <trulyt...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, that's right, Wine, Q4Wine and PlayonLinux don't work.
>
> On 28 December 2015 at 16:09, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > It's been several years since I used AWB for anything serious, precisely
> > because it only runs under Windows.
> >
> > The conventional advice is to run it in a windows emulator, such as Wine,
> > Parallels or Virtualbox. Folks talk about porting it, but I suspect this
> > will never happen.
> >
> > Fae
> > On 28 Dec 2015 10:36, "Tito Dutta" <trulyt...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > In last 2 years I have contacted every help section from AWB talk page,
> > > Ubuntu help forum etc.
> > > Trying this medium as well:
> > > Can someone tell me how to use AWB on Ubuntu?
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