Several Linux and macOS users have found success running hydrus with Wine. Here is a post from a Linux dude:
Some things I picked up on after extended use:
- Wine is kinda retarded sometimes, do not try to close the window by pressing the red close button, while in fullscreen.
- It will just "go through" it, and do whatever to whats behind it.
- Flash do work, IF you download the internet explorer version, and install it through wine.
- Hydrus is selfcontained, and portable. That means that one instance of hydrus do not know what another is doing. This is great if you want different installations for different things.
- Some of the input fields behave a little wonky. Though that may just be standard Hydrus behavior.
- Mostly everything else works fine. I was able to connect to the test server and view there. Only thing I need to test is the ability to host a server.
- 0. Get a standard Wine installation.
- 1. Download the latest hydrus .zip file.
- 2. Unpack it with your chosen zip file opener, in the chosen folder. Do not need to be in the wine folder.
- 3. Run it with wine, either though the file manager, or though the terminal.
- 4. For Flash support install the IE version through wine.
If you get the client running in Wine, please let me know how you get on!