I have succeeded at getting it to work quite nicely on linux wine...
but the "Open LN forums" link returns a failure. what is the mechanism of that link? what does it do exactly?
It's a single line of code - a ShellExecute() call. ShellExecute basically looks at the type of item (in this case it sees it's an HTTP URL), looks up it's association in the registry (on windows, HTTP is assigned to your default browser), and uses whatever is associated to open the item. If it's failing, it's probably either that the association doesn't exist, or because it doesn't like the associated application.
I can add some options to work around the ShellExecute issue, but it'd require a Windows browser be installed in Wine. If you can launch programs from the "Applications" menu, this method should work.
won't let me change the paths to point to my LN pdf files... I don't think it likes me...)
Config file edit always works.
Hm...settings are working fine on XP. What OS are you on? If it's Vista or 7, try running it as an admin and see if it works.
I'm going to add a debug log option in v0.2.1. The logs will give some insight into what's going on internally.
I'll post v0.2.1 later tonight or tomorrow...