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Can we have the bug back, please?
mini me + poo
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Alas, the 'issue'(*) that meant that running the Spotify client under Wine resulted in no ads has been 'fixed'. I'm not sure who fixed it - restarting it after getting a new version of Wine(**) led to the client updating itself too.

* Amusingly, someone did actually report it as a Wine bug.

** If you've got a Debian-based Linux, add wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt to the repositories (Ubuntu calls them 'software sources' in the system / administration menu) to look at. The Wine developers are really busy bees and come out with many more worthwhile releases than get into the 'downstream' Ubuntu ones.

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It would be a Wine bug, though. If it does one thing on Windows and another on Wine, Wine is probably wrong..

One day I might bother with Wine, but looking at the bug list reveals that few apps run well, apart from a few games and even then games compatibility is extremely variable and needs lots of workarounds.

Sometimes it is right to be wrong :)

Most of what I want runs fine. I'm pleasantly surprised at how many games do run given some of the stupid 'let's penalise the people who bought this' "protection" schemes out there.

And looking at Spotify's bug pages, it looks like they did something that broke their ad system on Wine. So yes, a difference between Windows and Wine, but as they officially recommend using Wine, it's their testing at fault.

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