d~l wrote:If Windows licence purchase is an issue (I thought you already had Windows) then the options are ....
No, I don’t, and that was the reason for using WINE.
d~l wrote:(a) install Virtualbox on your Mac
(b) install Ubuntu on VirtualBox (I would go for a version without bells and whistles)
(c) install Scrivener (Linux) on Ubuntu VM.
As I said to garpu earlier, I was going to install Linux — I think it was Kubuntu I downloaded — on a MBP I have since parted with, but before I could work out exactly how to install it other matters got in the way. I still have it, I think it’s the ISO, on an SD card.
Hard disk space is a real issue though. When I have time, I will try installing it on an external but as the only connections are USB 2, as I’ve just said to Jaysen, that might be unusably slow. I once booted this MacBook Air from my bootable back-up … it took at least 15 minutes to boot, as opposed to about 5 seconds off the SSID.
(a) create dual boot partitions in your Mac
(b) install Ubuntu in your dual boot configuration
(c) install Scrivener (Linux) on Ubuntu partition.
All at $zero investment (other than time).
Not an option I’m afraid, as I have said above, as I can’t allocate enough space to the dual boot partition.
As I say, WINE (Crossover) meets my needs at the moment, but I wanted somewhere where the few others like garpu who use Scrivener for Windows under WINE might contribute their experiences. I imagine I’m the only Mac user who does, as the Windows/Linux versions are still catching up with the Mac version, but I only do so because of the Chinese coding problem between Windows and Mac systems.