After getting back into the Digsby scene again I decided it was time to get Digsby running in Ubuntu. I grabbed the latest installer and was well on my way.
I’ll just break down the steps so you can follow along. Depending on the distro that you are using, these steps may vary.
- Install the newest version of Wine that you can (in my case I just went with Wine 1.0).
- Open up a terminal window and enter the following lines (one at a time 😛 ):
sh winetricks corefonts dotnet20 gdiplus
- As a safety measure (it may not make a difference at all) I opened the “Configure Wine” application and set the default settings Windows Version to “Windows 2000”. This has seemed to help make applications work in Wine in the past.
- Now download Digsby. I used the latest version which was for testers and should be released very soon. So for now just grab your installation from here.
- Install Digsby. In most distros of Linux you can just right click on the install file and click Open with “Wine Windows Program Loader”. Follow the steps through the installation and launch Digsby. Everything should be working now!
Basically all you had to do was install the .NET 2.0 framework and gdiplus. I’m not positive on corefonts, but they will only improve compatibility.
Everything seems to be working great! I notice some odd behavior here and there, but the application itself is working great! The only thing that is a bit annoying is that Facebook will occasionally disconnect, but it immediately reconnects. 😀