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Posted by Paul Korm
Nov 7, 2017 at 10:41 PM


CodeWeavers, maker of Crossover, which supports running Windows applications on other OS, announced they now support Chrome:


This is a beta.

I like Crossover on macOS—it’s not a pristine experience of the Windows app, due to technology limitations, but is useful if, for example, one would want to run ConnectedText on their Chrome device.


Posted by Dr Andus
Nov 9, 2017 at 10:35 PM


Paul Korm wrote:
>is useful if, for
>example, one would want to run ConnectedText on their Chrome device.

This is a very interesting development! I managed to install CT on my Chromebook, so now I just need to figure out what works and what doesn’t work.

Unfortunately CrossOver doesn’t allow saving to Google Drive, only to the local disk, so there doesn’t seem to be a way to sync with my CT on my Windows laptop.

But having a separate instance of CT still might be useful for some purposes.


Posted by Dr Andus
Nov 12, 2017 at 01:27 PM


I’m copying a post I made on the CT forum, in case there are others who would be interested in beta testing ConnectedText on CrossOver, with the hope that the CrossOver team can make CT usable:

“At the moment CT on CrossOver (Android app running in Chrome OS) is quite buggy. It would require some more users running it, testing it, and reporting the bugs to CrossOver.

CT freezes completely upon certain reproducible actions, such as calling up Tools > Options. I have to shut it down and restart it from scratch to get it going again.

I can only presume it has to do with CrossOver, and they do say it’s a beta, so I’m hoping they can iron it out.

On the plus side, CrossOver responded to my bug report within a couple of days, so that was good.

I also installed Python 2.6 and the Python Win32 Extensions, but CT doesn’t seem to recognise that Python is running within the CrossOver environment.

It could be that those three apps are running separate instances that don’t communicate with each other for some reason.

I guess another problem is that Android support on Chrome OS (at least for my device) is also in beta, and I’m also on the beta Chrome OS channel, so we’ve got one beta product running on top of another beta product running on top of another beta product.

Hard to tell which beta layer is causing the problems.”


Posted by Dr Andus
Nov 15, 2017 at 04:08 PM


Dr Andus wrote:
>CT freezes completely upon certain reproducible actions, such as calling
>up Tools > Options.

I have reported the above issue, and CrossOver support got back to me within a matter of a few days with the following response, so bug reports get acted on very quickly:

“It looks like this application needs some additional software dependencies in order to run properly in Crossover. I have updated our Crosstie recipe to fix this issue on Crossover Linux and it should apply to Crossover ChromeOS as well. This recipe will be updated in the next release of Crossover on the Play Store and then that feature should work.”


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