Installation on Chromebook

Hi,

Has anyone had any success installing Sailwave on a Chromebook using the Crossover App? My experience of trying to install it leads to a Crash with a message that it has encountered a serious problem and needs to close.

I’d be grateful to hear from anyone who’s had success.

Cheers

Jon

Hi Jon,

  Interesting question and look forward to hearing from others. I

do not have access to a Chromebook to try anything out.

  Depending on how techy you are you might like to take a look at

an alternative way
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which would allow you to install WINE. Sailwave runs well on Linux
systems using WINE; the latest version of Sailwave v2-28-1
requires a minimum of WINE version 3.x. This has has been tested
by myself on:

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with WINE v3.0
  •     openSUSE Tumbleweed [rolling distribution] with WINE currently
    
    at v4.7
    Look forward to hearing what you find.

Kind regards,

Huw

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On 30/04/2019 19:07, [sailwave] wrote:

jon@ten-two.co.uk

Hi,

            Has anyone had any success installing Sailwave on a

Chromebook using the Crossover App? My experience of
trying to install it leads to a Crash with a message
that it has encountered a serious problem and needs to
close.

I’d be grateful to hear from anyone who’s had success.

Cheers

Jon


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Hi Jon,

Interesting Sailwave runs on crossover on a Mac fine. I understand that there is free support by crossover on the chrome book. So it may be worth contacting them.

Jon

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Hi Huw & Jon,

I’m pleased to say that with some help from the Techs at Crossover I got the latest version of Sailwave running on my Chromebook. If anyone else wants any help I have the Archive for installing into Crossover that makes the setup easy.

All the best

Jon

Hi Jon,

  Well done in persevering with this. The following came out a few

days ago which might make things easier and end also allow useo f
WINE instead of buying Crossover.

  For my archives I would be interested in the steps you had to

take.

Kind regards,

Huw

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https://www.zdnet.com/article/all-chromebooks-will-also-be-linux-laptops-going-forward/
On 15/05/2019 16:27, [sailwave] wrote:

jon@ten-two.co.uk

Hi Huw & Jon,

          I'm pleased to say

that with some help from the Techs at Crossover I got the
latest version of Sailwave running on my Chromebook. If
anyone else wants any help I have the Archive for
installing into Crossover that makes the setup easy.

All the best

Jon


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Jon,

Like Huw I would like to see how you achieved this. I’m always on the lookout for solutions for my club.

Thanks in anticipation.

Chanonry Sailing Club

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Richard

Hi Jon,

Thanks for the update. I would be interested to see it.
For anyone reading this - I think it is important to point out this is only for Chromebooks based on the Intel processors.

Many Chromebooks including the one I have are Arm based.

Jon

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Jon Eskdale

03333 443377

07530 112233

Hi,

I can’t claim any great skill in this department. I downloaded the Crossover Beta (it says ‘trial’ and is currently free but I’m sure once they are happy with it there’ll be a charge) and installed it. I was unsuccessful in installing the Sailwave exe file so reached out to the the tech support who responded in a couple of days with an ‘archive’ that they’d created that I could install into my copy of Crossover. And it works! I’ve updated the PY numbers and am good to go.

The email from Ryan at Crossover reads:

Hello Jon,

Thank you for reaching out to us. I’m not sure as to why the Sailwave .exe will not work in crossover for chrome. I installed this application in crossover on my Mac without issue. Since i could not get it to install in crossover or chrome, i created an archive bottle of my install on the mac and brought it over to my Chromebook and it seem to work. However i cannot a test to its full functionality. Please note we will not be able to address any bugs with this application running in crossover at this time.

You can download my archive from here on your chromebook.

https://www.codeweavers.com/xf er/support2/support3/Sailwave. cxarchive

the unlock code is install

See here on how to import an archive - https://www.codeweavers.com/su pport/wiki/chromeos/restorebot tlearchive

Hope this helps.

Regards,

CodeWeavers Support.

I hope that helps others who may want to go this route. As Huw mentioned there is the possibility of open Linux on the Chromebook but I’m not savy in Linux, I had a look at installing Wine that way but got lost and deleted it.

Sailwave works very well on a Mac using Wine Bottler. But my Mac was stolen (!@£$%^&*) hence pursuing the Chromebook route (couldn’t afford a new Mac and have an aversion to Windows).

All the best

Jon

I’m a Linux and Windows user but until this moment I just installed SW on a Windows laptop. Just for curiosity, I typed zypper in wine in my Opensuse Tumbleweed, downloaded the SW binary, installed it in Next, Next, Finish mode, ran it without issues, loaded a score file and I can publish it successfully. It was quite easy.

Crossover is just a Wine fork. Looks polished but it’s paid. If you don’t need support, it is not necessary to buy Crossover just to run SW, since both have the same restrictions over ARM based devices.

This link explains how to install Wine in Adroid and Chromebook Intel based devices (goes to “Option Two”): https://www.howtogeek.com/173353/how-to-run-windows-software-on-a-chromebook/

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Hi Heitor,

  I have been running Sailwave on my openSuse Tumbleweed system

for several years now. Note - if you ever need to upload the
results of a regatta to World Sailing, there is an extra bit of
WINE configuration needed.

Kind regards,

Huw

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                I'm a Linux and Windows user but until this

moment I just installed SW on a Windows laptop. Just
for curiosity, I typed zypper in wine in
my Opensuse Tumbleweed, downloaded the SW binary,
installed it in Next, Next, Finish mode, ran it
without issues, loaded a score file and I can
publish it successfully. It was quite easy.

                Crossover is just a Wine fork. Looks polished but

it’s paid. If you don’t need support, it is not
necessary to buy Crossover just to run SW, since
both have the same restrictions over ARM based
devices.

                This link explains how to install Wine in Adroid

and Chromebook Intel based devices (goes to “Option
Two”): https://www.howtogeek.com/173353/how-to-run-windows-software-on-a-chromebook/

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            On Wed, May 15, 2019 at

12:48 PM Huw Pearce huw.pearce@bcs.org.uk
[sailwave] <sailwave@yahoogroups.com >
wrote:

Hi Jon,

                      Well done in persevering with this. The

following came out a few days ago which might
make things easier and end also allow useo f
WINE instead of buying Crossover.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/all-chromebooks-will-also-be-linux-laptops-going-forward/

                      For my archives I would be interested in the

steps you had to take.

Kind regards,

Huw

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15/05/2019 16:27, jon@ten-two.co.uk
[sailwave] wrote:

                            Hi

Huw & Jon,

                          I'm

pleased to say that with some help from
the Techs at Crossover I got the latest
version of Sailwave running on my
Chromebook. If anyone else wants any help
I have the Archive for installing into
Crossover that makes the setup easy.

                          All

the best

Jon


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Thank you Heitor,

I’ll have a look at the link for when CrossOver start to charge. In the mean time your first paragraph may as well have been in Finnish, but this is my problem not yours :wink:

All the best

Jon

I just thought I’d post how easy this was.

I have a relatively new Chromebook (my second the last was out of updates and then the screen blew - 6 years old £150…). Newer one supports as I think they are all intel pro which is the crucial bit.

I’d already enabled linux on it (google for a tutorial) - don’t recall the steps but fairly easy.

Download the sailwave file and copy it to the linux folders

Open linux terminal

$ sudo apt-get install wine
$ sudo
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install wine32
$ wine sw*.exe
(should install the sailwave)
$ wine “C:\Program File\Sailwave\Sailwave.exe”

Thats it! If your club needs a system - <£200 can sort them a laptop that runs this.

Doesn’t seem to like publishing to browser, but will save to a file and open it. Publish to blog errors but DOES copy to clipboard.