Updates : Linux

This page provides downloadable updates for the Linux versions of X/Winteracter up to and including version 9.30. Updates for Microsoft Windows and Mac are provided on separate pages.

Note: As of Winteracter 10.0, the old update mechanism has been retired, following the introduction of electronic software delivery. Users of version 10.0 onwards should download and install the current version from the page specified in their licence email. That download will always be based on the most recently released update.

Download Instructions

  • To download an update in browsers such as Firefox or Chrome, right-click on the appropriate link and select "Save Link As".
  • Each update is provided in the form of a .wup (Winteracter Update) data file. This should be installed by running wupdate (the Winteracter Update Installer) which is located in the Winteracter bin directory. Run wupdate from a terminal window. The .wup filename can be specified as an argument on the program command line. Otherwise, wupdate will prompt for the location of the .wup file via a file selector.
  • The Winteracter Update Installer will prompt for your CD id and key code. These are printed on your X/Winteracter CD and also on the back of the CD case. When the id and keycode have been entered, the update files will be installed automatically to the directory identified by the WINTER environment variable.
  • You must own a licence for the relevant target platform to be able to install these updates. Similarly you must own a licence for the corresponding version number. Your keycode will not allow installation otherwise. (e.g. if v7.0 is currently installed you will only be able to install the corresponding 7.0 update.)
  • Updates made available here are complete for a given major release. So for example, 8.0k is installable over v8.0 without needing to install the intermediate 8.0a-j updates. To determine the currently installed revision use one of these version-dependent methods:
    • v6.10 onwards: Select the "Help|Licence Information" menu option in WiDE.
    • v5.0-v6.0: Refer to the Release Notes in the Winteracter help directory.
    • v4.xx: Check the bugfixes file in the docs directory.
    • Any version: Run the showver script from the command prompt in the Winteracter installation directory.
  • If you have installed a 32-bit version of X/Winteracter on a 64-bit platform (i.e. a Linux/x86 version on Linux/x86_64) and you have not installed a separate 64-bit licence, then it is important that you only install the corresponding 32-bit update. In other words, select the update to download according to your Winteracter licence(s) rather than the platform on which the software has been installed.
  • If your original distribution CD contained 9.0f or later (check the volume label), then two versions of the update installer will be available. In addition to the usual wupdate program, an alternative version called wupdate_shared is also installed. These are functionally identical, except that the former is linked statically and the latter relies on shared libraries. Either can be used, but we normally recommend using the static version (wupdate) on most Linux systems. The shared version is only normally required, if the equivalent shared installer (setup_shared) had to be used when the software was originally installed.
  • If multiple licences are installed together, then update installation must be repeated for each licence. The file for a given update only needs to be downloaded once, but the update installer should be run once for each licence held. However, it should be noted that this advice only applies where all the installed licences are for the same platform (i.e. all 32-bit or all 64-bit).

  • Winteracter v9.30 Updates

April 23rd 2014

Click here to view a list of amendments in these updates.

  • Winteracter v9.20 Updates

March 6th 2013

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  • Winteracter v9.0 Updates

June 20th 2012

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  • Winteracter v8.0 Updates

July 19th 2010

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  • Winteracter v7.10 Updates

April 30th 2008

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  • Winteracter v7.0f Updates

Updated May 11th 2006

PLEASE NOTE
The original 7.0 release of the Winteracter update installer needs to be fixed before installing a 7.0a-7.0f update on Linux.
Click here to download the update installer fix.

Click here to view a list of amendments in these updates.

  • Winteracter v6.10g Update

September 1st 2005

Click here to view a list of amendments in this update.

  • Winteracter v6.0h Update

January 6th 2005

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  • Winteracter v5.10g Update

April 29th 2004

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  • Winteracter v5.0g Update

August 22nd 2003

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  • Winteracter v4.10f Update

January 27th 2003

Click here to view a list of amendments in this update.

  • Winteracter v4.0d Update

March 28th 2002

Click here to view a list of amendments in this update.

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