SPSS Student Version
SPSS is apparently a statistics classroom teaching tool, with a client version for the students. The company is reputed to have said that a linux client is being considered, and has patches available for a linux version. While it would appear that a linux option is available, this could not be found via it's sales pages. The windows version has worked to some extent on wine in the past and with some basic housekeeping, it may soon even work better on the latest version of Wine.
Wine lists this software in the application database.
This Software is listed in the Official Wine Application Database
Winehq Main AppDB entry Main entry
- an app db entry needs to be added for version 17. if you use it, please submit it.
- Winehq AppDB entry version 16. rated poorly on an older version of wine. needs recent tests. Winehq Bugzilla entry 14930 needs confirming. Maintainer needed.
- Winehq AppDB entry 15 eval. bugs need confirming. Maintainer needed
- Winehq AppDB entry version 14 tested on a very, very old version of wine (yes 1.0 is now very old). bronze. bugs need confirming. Needs testing upon a recent wine version.
- many more versions. version 9 was mentioned favourably on an old version of wine in the lists.
This software could do with Maintainers, more recent tests, other users logging into bugzilla and confirming bugs, and also regression testing to find when things broke. This will help developers fix regressions and it will start working that bit sooner.
- Can you add your results to the Official Wine Appdb? Submitting your results for this software under Wine will help the many other users who run Wine.
Regularly Submitting results for installing and running on the latest version of Wine makes a big difference for others considering using Wine. By looking at how well the software runs others can be encouraged to try it themselves and together you can make progress in finding workarounds. By testing the software you will also notice when something breaks and when you make a bug report, the bugzilla team will often point it out to the person who broke it. If you are slightly more technically minded, you are able to regularly compile wine and test it before each fortnightly release then you will catch breakages before each wine release.
A big advantage of being a maintainer is that as you quickly become familiar with installing and using wine with your software, you can have a direct hand in improving wine and your software. Many times you will find very handy tips posted by others and by posting a summary many benefit from your work. When you are asked a question you don't know, simply post in the wine-users forum and perhaps someone can help.
Just by being there, you make a difference. A maintainer quickly tests each monthly release of wine, and adds to the application database a rating of how good it runs.. gold/silver/bronze or garbage. Wine is constantly being improved, and occasionally something breaks. When you do spot a breakage, file a bug in bugzilla and if you want to try and fix it you can then post to the wine-devel mailing list for advice. However, if you have a little spare time (usually about 2 hours, in between doing other things) regression testing allows you to identify which patch caused the break. By filling out a bugzilla report, posting the name of the software, and the patch which broke it to the wine-devel mailing list, the developer who broke it can have a look at fixing it.
Further Help to Wine
- http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-481656.html link to comment suggesting a linux version.
- http://support.spss.com/ProductsExt/SPSS/Patches Linux patches for spss client and server