[Bug 23283] Cannot print my annual income tax return in ElsterFormular (crash)

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Mon Jun 28 09:24:27 CDT 2010


--- Comment #6 from Anastasius Focht <focht at gmx.net>  2010-06-28 09:24:26 ---

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So what now? I assume I have to file a motion for a linux client (which they
deny, free of charge), then contradict (free of charge) and finally file a suit

Basis should be:
Elster-Gutachten, Dr. Till Jaeger, Munich, 2005-03-14

And I hope there are many followers ...
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would anyone expect any different answer?
While "Elster" platform itself seems to be cross-platform, that specific
"ElsterFormular" app/project has simply grown too large to do a native
There exist alternatives, see:
https://www.elster.de/elster_faq.php?faqid=d03#d03 and
https://www.elster.de/elster_linmac.php (for disambiguation between ELSTER and

If Wine gets fixed at the shell32 SHELL_FindExecutable() part there is a good
chance to get printing functionality for "ElsterFormular" to work.

For the bug in the "ElsterFormular" software itself we can put a
note/hint/workaround in appdb, describing the path limits to external pdf
applications to prevent app buffer overflow (fix would be to install pdf app in
short path or use symlink/junction).
This would also apply to users of the software running on native Windows,
reporting same printing problems ;-)


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