Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Google Summer of Code 2008 and Wine

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

WWN Issue 341 was released today

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New Wine forums pop after only two days

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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Wine 0.9.56 Released

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Google's support for Wine in 2007 and 2008

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New winetricks 20080216

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Saturday, February 9, 2008

Wine 0.9.55 Released

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Friday, February 8, 2008

Star Wars: Republic Commando with Wine

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IEs4Linux 2.99.0.1 fixes blank screen bug

From the IEs4Linux site:

Many people are reporting this problem to me lately: when using IEs4Linux with recent wine versions (>=0.9.52), the ie toolbar disappear and others display bugs happen. Here is IEs4Linux 2.99.0.1 that fixes only this bug. It’s an emergency release since 2.99.1 is not ready yet (as you know I’m late with this due to recent personal problems). I’m now finishing 2.99.1 that will have a lot of improvements and much better Mac compatibility.

IEs4Linux main window



IEs4Linux advanced settings



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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The Sims carnival bumper blast

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New winetricks: msxml6, riched30

Dan Kegal sent this to the Wine-Devel mailing list today.

Johan Dahlin sent in a patch to add msxml6, and said
"It's enough to make msi2xml.exe to at least start-up
(before failing in msi later)."

Tom Wickline some time ago sent in a suggestion for
adding riched30. I didn't know any apps it helped, but
apparantly Novell thinks it helps Groupwise a bit.
So it's in now. Caution, it doesn't update riched32, no idea
what happens if apps try to use it after this...

Shortly after this e-mail Dan sent another mail announcing that he has now included a GUI for winetricks within the script.

Some users freak at the thought of a commandline,
so I threw together a trivial GUI using whatever
gui-from-shell tool is appropriate for the current desktop.

Unfortunately, that means the default action is to put
up a gui, not show help. You have to say winetricks -h
or the like to get help.

It's ugly, so shoot me :-)



As always, it's available at:
http://kegel.com/wine/winetricks
and the svn repository is:
http://code.google.com/p/winezeug/

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The Wine-Doors office 2003 challenge

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Wine-Doors 0.2 first look

So, the last two days I’ve been hard at work coding on the 0.2 structure and user interface, the application layout is a lot simpler and I’ve completely decoupled the user interface from the core functionality, so you’ll be able to use wine-doors on the command line or qt or whatever, osx is being looked into and if you’d like to help out please get in touch. So this is a first look at 0.2, and it wouldn’t be complete without the obligatory screen shot. So here you go…



What I’ve been working on;

  • Snazzy sidebar giving you access to available apps and installed bottles
  • New home page, giving you access to news and info about wine-doors (nowhere near complete)
  • Completely reworked internals, fewer hacks to get things to and from the UI all the modules are formed around a central core now
  • Completely new glade file, with only the bits we need in it from now on!

So I’ve managed to get quite a lot done in the last few days and things have moved along nicely, I’m going to make a start on the home page and knock up some simple XML for delivering info to users, we should have something like a working bottle system coming along next, and a whole new preferences and folder layout. We’ve got so much to do to get 0.2 finished but without taking what we’ve learned, and the limitations of wine and wine-doors we’ve observed we’ll never make any progress. After 0.2 I think the core of wine-doors can pretty much remain the same, for as long as until someone wants to refactor huge portions of it again.

So we’ve got a heavy emphasis on bottles but some people may think the user interface is lacking… just you wait! I’ve got some awesome ideas for how this is going to play out so just bare with me while I churn out another 1000 or so lines of code. The really interesting stuff starts to happen in about a month or so when we get to work on the new packaging system. We’ve put quite a bit of thought into this and you can read through our work on the wiki, we’re open to suggestions in a lot of different areas, but we think we’ve got all the bases covered though.


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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Need for Speed Most Wanted on Linux with Wine

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Saturday, February 2, 2008

PlayOnLinux is now in Packman

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PlayOnLinux Spanish web site open and 2.0.9 released

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Software Review Crossover Mac

I must admit being a bit skeptical when first hearing about Crossover Mac. For many years I have tried various solutions to make my Mac run PC programs for both professional and gaming reasons. So often, so much was promised and so little delivered. I was even one of those fools that allowed my mother to be convinced to buy a Mac with a built-in PC emulator card in it. It was a useless piece of rubbish, the card that is, that couldn't run a bloody thing.

What most convinced me to get in touch with the guys behind Crossover was their cheeky little video comparing their product to the other ways of getting Counterstrike 2 running for a bit of LAN party. Crossover naturally was the fastest. Anyone who loves FPS gaming, especially the online variety has a lot of respect for Counterstrike in its various forms. No purer form of multiplayer FPS exists and its no wonder its used frequently in the FPS professional leagues.

A review copy was offered of Crossover Mac and I enthusiastically installed it on my Macbook Pro. The program is very easy to install and the set-up is quite easy; even for the most neophyte of tweakers. To my great surprised installing PC programs is just as easy. It takes you through the "bottling" process and sorts everything out for you in easy to understand ways. I first started off with a Counterstrike package to see if that worked alright. It would have been silly to spend that much on any other products in the series as the "Orange Box" was about to be released.

For those of you who don't know the Orange Box consists of Half Life 2, HL2: Episode 1, HL2: Episode 2, the odd but fun Portal and Counterstrike 2. It is probably the best PC game value on the market. There is additional free programming associated with HL on the "Steam" online distribution system that is accessed quite easily with Crossover. HL2 and its offshoots all work very well indeed on Crossover. You might need a bit of tweaking with the set-up, but in no time you will find yourself blowing the smithereens out of the various nasties in the game. The pleasure of playing such a great game on my MacBook Pro knows no bounds.

Crossover Mac runs a myriad of other programs as well, including other games and well as many other "serious" programs as well. I understand that its quite useful to have this program if you do websites and don't have access to a PC. You can run IE on Crossover and check out how things work in that program.

The Crossover site has forums which can help you determine if the program you want or need to run works with the program yet and how well it does. There are people continually trying out new things to see if they work with the program. I will be trying to see if I can get Hellgate:London running on it. Needless to say some of the high-end programs and games are probably not going to run on Crossover.

Crossover Mac is the program for you if you think Bootcamp is just a bit too technical for your tastes. Well done to Codeweavers for finally developing an easy solution to running PC programs on the Mac.

Colour me impressed and I am sure the guys are hard at work on making this piece of kit even better. They do a Linux version as well.

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Friday, February 1, 2008

MotoGP3: Ultimate Racing Technology

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Linux has better Windows compatibility than Vista

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