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Running CSS HTML Validator on Mac & Linux

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:52 pm
by Albert Wiersch
NEW! There is now a dedicated website with detailed information about running CSS HTML Validator on Wine at https://wine.htmlvalidator.com/.

We have a page that has some tips for running CSS HTML Validator on Mac OS X or Linux (or similar non-Windows system):
CSS HTML Validator on a Mac or Linux

Today I tried using Wine on a MacBook running OS X Mountain Lion. Wine is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, Mac OS X, & BSD. Here is a good link that explains how to install it:
Installing Wine on Mac OS X

More:
https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager. ... &iId=27614

If you're running CSS HTML Validator using Wine, then please let us know!



The above is a screenshot of CSE HTML Validator Pro v12 running on Mac OX X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) under Wine. Click it to see a larger view.

Re: Running CSE HTML Validator on Mac & Linux

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:34 pm
by MikeGale
Very interesting page. Thanks.

Great to see some real world examples of some level of OS interop!

Re: Running CSE HTML Validator on Mac & Linux

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:28 pm
by Albert Wiersch
It's been over 5 years since the original post!

Here is an update from someone who is using CSE HTML Validator Pro v15.05 (an older version but I suspect newer versions should operate similarly) under Wine 3.0 on Linux Mint 19.0 64-bit.

It works! However, there are some issues to note per the user:
1. The integrated browser won't start.
2. The UI fonts look terrible. Although they are readable, they look small, thin and low resolution.
3. There was no sound. That may be a more general Wine issue with lack of PCM sound files being installed at first. I solved this by copying a load of Windows sound files onto my Linux home partition.
4. Interaction between main and batch windows is sometimes peculiar. Not a very technical description, I know, but hard to explain and reproduce. For example, sometimes you click a panel icon to restore a window and nothing happens, or the wrong window gets restored (e.g. main one instead of batch wizard one).
So, while not an optimal experience, you can use CSS HTML Validator on Linux with Wine.

I suspect this would also extend to using it on a Mac with Wine. More information about running it on Macs is here:
https://www.htmlvalidator.com/mac-html-validator.php

Re: Running CSS HTML Validator on Mac & Linux

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:46 am
by Albert Wiersch
NEW! There is now a dedicated website with detailed information about running CSS HTML Validator on Wine at https://wine.htmlvalidator.com/.