|This text is a translation of SuperMemo in Linux FAQ (in Polish) posted by Robert Osowiecki from Poland. This text is obsolete. The author no longer responds to support mail. For newer alternatives see: SuperMemo under Wine|
Q: Does SuperMemo work under Linux?
A: At this moment, there is no dedicated version for Linux. However, you can run SuperMemo for Windows using WINE. This is what you need to do:
- Get SuperMemo. If you do not have this excellent program, go to SuperMemo Website. You can also download freeware from Simtelnet or one of its mirrors (for example in Poland: ftp://ftp.icm.edu.pl/pub/simtelnet/win3/edu/suprmem7.zip). See also: SuperMemo Freeware
- Install WINE. Many Linux distributions include Wine emulator with the installation disk. If you have some experience, you can get the newest source from the Wine project site: http://www.winehq.com/. I recommend the latter solution. The newer your Wine, the faster and more efficient SuperMemo is
- Copy and unpack SuperMemo in your home directory (or any other directory with the writing privilege). Warning! In the Wine configuration file, wine.conf, you should not use the option Filesystem=unix! You should choose win95 or msdos
- Run SuperMemo, learn and forget about forgetting
Q: Does SuperMemo work ok under Wine?
A: Yes. I have tested it under many versions of Linux, various distributions and various releases of Wine. Currently, I use SuperMemo 7.5 Public Domain and Wine release 20001026. Before that, I had used the Polish version of SuperMemo 7.2 with earlier releases of Wine
Q: What if I cannot install Wine?
A: You got a problem! Don't bank on me. Please have a look at the documentation of your Linux distribution, Wine's docs, WINE-HOWTO, user groups on Usenet or ask hacker friends.
Q: Hooray! Things go excellent!
A: Congratulations. Please drop me a line which version of SuperMemo and Wine you are using. If you manage to solve problems that could help others, please write about it. The more e-mail I get, the richer this FAQ might be.
Q: Will there be a dedicated version ofSuperMemo
A: SuperMemo for Linux is expected as a port of SuperMemo 2000 under Kylix.