Wine is totally useless!!!!
What ever happened to getting BA in the Linux Software Center. I think that is the key. People just go with what is in the Center, as that makes installation easy, and they don't think a comparison will do anything. If BA could get in the Software Center, then it would become obvious quickly that it is the better program.
This last update was kind of geeky, having to use the terminal to install files -- I think that should have hurt Linux usage.
I have prayed in the past over BA and Linux.... so, it's not happening, and no one can blame Tim if he does not believe the amount of work he puts into it rates the current usage. If he dumps Linux, I'm not going to go with the other Linux programs, but I'll just use on-line stuff. However, it would be a shame to lose BA in Linux, but the Lord has his reasons for how he does stuff, and often, I cannot figure it out.
Well, if our prayers have not worked on making BA the go to Linux bible software, maybe, there is some kind of compromise Linux program Tim could put out, that would not be a lot of time to keep up, and that would still maintain a presence of BA in Linux. Then, Tim could branch off of that in the future if the Linux scene changed. Actually, I do not use a lot of the fancy features -- I just appreciate having a basic program. If he could just keep something basic going, it still might be an advantage to him, as it keeps a presence among a lot of computer users. I talk about Linux BA with everyone, and I have two links to BA on websites, noting the Linux program in particular. However, the other programs have their loyal users who are not willing to even consider a change -- but I get on them about it.
As far as Linux user interest, we are used to being patient and not pushing people -- that is just our community. I am interested in updates, but I wait, and I do not push. That is just how Linux works.