RootsMagic 7.6.3 is a genealogy software package and worked well using Wine 4.0 on Ubuntu 19.10 (in fact RootsMagic has been working well on Ubuntu 15.04 to 19.10 using the distribution package for Wine). Something changed in the upgrading to Wine 5.0 during the
dist-upgrade from Ubuntu 19.10 to Ubuntu 20.04. This change causes no problems with invoking RootsMagic, however the adding fact feature (e.g. adding census information for a person) leaves Ubuntu 20.04 hung.
Does anyone have ideas bout how to resolve this? I have tried
sudo add-apt-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ focal main' and
sudo apt-get install wine --upgrade and
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 and that made no difference. Reinstalling wine 4.0.4 resolved the issue, but affects other software accessed using Wine. I also tried
sudo apt install playonlinux and the does not appear to work. Mismatch between python 2.7.18rc1 and wx containers compatible with 2.8.
Tried wine-5.7 today using (https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu) instructions to install Development branch. Issue resolved.