Trying to run WFPro (3.1.1) (Version for Linux) on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
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Birgit Richter  Identity Verified
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Nov 25, 2012

... and I can't open it. It opens on my little netbook, but not on my main system (a laptop). When I click on the executable file, nothing happens.

Has someone had the same problem and how did they solve it?

Thank you very much.

Birgit Richter


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Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
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64-bit? Nov 26, 2012

Dear Birgit,

Is it a 64-bit Linux?

If so, WFP does not officially support 64-bit Linux. Search this forum for workarounds.

If not, try to update Java.

Please keep me informed.

Kind regards,
Yasmin


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Run from the terminal… Nov 26, 2012

…and show the output.

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Gyula Erdész
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Marketing vs real life Nov 26, 2012

Yasmin Moslem wrote:

If so, WFP does not officially support 64-bit Linux.


Dear colleagues,

Am I the only one here who feels some discrepancy between the above sentence and the marketing statement of Wordfast? Cited from www.wordfast.com:

"The #1 standalone translation memory tool for any platform "

It is a pity that this problem persists for ages and support redirects you to an user forum for the solution.

Regards,

Gyula

[Módosítva: 2012-11-26 10:08 GMT]


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Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
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Marketing vs. Support Nov 26, 2012

Dear Gyula,

Gyula Erdész wrote:

"The #1 standalone translation memory tool for any platform "


You cannot fully believe in marketing! Simply, all the TEnTs pretend they are "the #1"; so apparently they cannot all be right.

Again, any operating system might suggest that WF Pro can work on Android or iPad whatever, which is not true at all. (Do not confuse it with browser-based WF Anywhere!)

In my humble opinion, what should be corrected is rather the "Supported Platforms" page, which we have requested before, and this is a reminder:
http://www.wordfast.com/support_platforms.html

Gyula Erdész wrote:

It is a pity that this problem persists for ages and support redirects you to an user forum for the solution.


As far as I can see, most 64-bit Linux users are able to install and use WF PRo with some trick: installing ia32-sun-java6-bin and then by running the command update-alternatives --config java and choosing the 32 bits Java. Some users sent detailed descriptions on the group as well. Apparently, this requires a good Linux experience, and WF support does not offer Linux technical support.

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Yasmin


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Gyula Erdész
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How I see this problem Nov 26, 2012

Yasmin Moslem wrote:
Again, any operating system might suggest that WF Pro can work on Android or iPad whatever, which is not true at all.


Nobody ever expects that a desktop software should run on a mobile phone OS.

On the other hand, platform independence means for 9 out of 10 computer users a software that can run on both hardware platform (PC, Mac) and the three main software platform (windows, Linux, MacOS.), without restriction (32 bit yes, 64 bit, not really).

In my opinion, you simply do not want to take the time and effort to develop Wordfast Pro to provide full compatibility with 64 bit Linux, as this is probably the smallest segment of the CAT-tool market. This is not a problem, this is business.

The problem is that you are advertising your software as platform independent which is simply untrue.

Regards,

Gyula


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Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
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Wordfast Pro 4 supports 64-bit Linux Nov 26, 2012

Dear Gyula,

Gyula Erdész wrote:

In my opinion, you simply do not want to take the time and effort to develop Wordfast Pro to provide full compatibility with 64 bit Linux, as this is probably the smallest segment of the CAT-tool market. This is not a problem, this is business.



Not exactly; Wordfast Pro 4 beta already supports 64-bit Linux; however, it will take some time until it is released.


Thanks for your invaluable feedback!

Kind regards,
Yasmin


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Gyula Erdész
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Good news Nov 26, 2012

Dear Jasmin,


Not exactly; Wordfast Pro 4 beta already supports 64-bit Linux; however, it will take some time until it is released.


This is great! Thank you.

Kind regards,
Gyula


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Birgit Richter  Identity Verified
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Thanks everyone Nov 28, 2012

... for your tips. I have now installed WFPro on my old (ancient) laptop which has Ubuntu 9.04 on it. It appears to be working, I will now test it for a little bit and then decide whether I want to renew my old expired licence.

Regards,

Birgit


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Marina Steinbach  Identity Verified
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Perhaps you should sell your ancient computer gem and buy a new one? Nov 28, 2012

I just read that an old Apple 1 computer has sold at an auction in Cologne, Germany, on Saturday for EUR 400,000 (approximately US 630.000).

You can read about it here:

http://bazonline.ch/digital/computer/Unglaublich-unglaublich--der-aelteste-Apple-der-Welt-findet-einen-Kaeufer/story/28825859

Perhaps you should sell your ancient computer gem and buy a new one?



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Gyula Erdész
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WFP 4? Jan 29, 2013

Yasmin Moslem wrote:

Not exactly; Wordfast Pro 4 beta already supports 64-bit Linux; however, it will take some time until it is released.



Dear Yasmin,

Any news regarding Wordfast Pro 4? When (in which quarter of 2013) it will it be released? Does it get a new, proper terminology module?

Thanks for the information in advance.


Best regards,

Gyula


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