Thursday, July 2, 2009

Bordeaux for Mac OS X 1.8 beta 1 released

Release notes for Bordeaux for Mac OS X 1.8 Beta1

Thank you for purchasing an advanced copy of Bordeaux for Mac OS X!

STOP NOW AND PLEASE READ! If for any reason you are not satisifed with your purchase, let us know within 30 days and we are happy to provide a full refund.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
  • Intel Apple Mac (Mac Pro, Mac Mini, iMac, Macbook, Macbook Pro and Macbook Air)
  • Mac OS X Leopard OS-X 10.5.7 or later is required to install this package.
  • Updated X11.app from http://xquartz.macosforge.org (At least version 2.3.3.2)
Supported Software
  • Microsoft Office 2007 and Office2003 Applications (Word, Excel, Powerpnt) Microsoft Project 2003, Visio 2003, and Internet Explorer 6.0 are supported.
Known issues with this release
  • libgphoto2 and libsane support has not been compiled in to this release. This means that scanner access most likely will not work. We plan to fix this in the beta build.
  • libpng and libjpg support has not been compiled in to this release. This will be corrected in the next beta. Please let us know if you have problems viewing any images in Microsoft Word, Excel or Powerpoint.
  • Icon creation for Application Bundles are not supported at this time. This will be corrected in the next Beta release
  • The Install Windows Applications and Bordeaux Cellar Manager Application bundle will create two icons on the doc when these applications are running. This will be corrected in the final build
  • Many other bugs will be present. Please be patient while we work to correct these issues.
Getting Started

When you install this release of Bordeaux for OS X a directory on your HardDrive will be created called Bordeaux Applications. In this folder, you will have tools which allow you to install and manage Windows Applications under OS X. Simply select Install Windows Applications to get started. At this time while you are presented with a list of many Windows applications that can be installed, only Internet Explorer 6.0 and Microsoft Office 2007 are supported. Future beta releases will include more applications as support is added.

Once your applications is installed a new directory will be created called "Windows Applications" in the root of your Hard Disk. From there you will have a standard application bundle you can use to launch your program. Support for native icons will be added in the next beta.

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About Bordeaux:

The Bordeaux Technology Group is a software services and development company specializing in Windows compatibility software. Users of Linux, BSD, Solaris and Mac systems from time to time find themselves in the need to run specialized Windows software. The Bordeaux suite enables access to these programs and data in a seamless and low cost manner without requiring licensing of Microsoft Technology. The Bordeaux Group also provides migration services and support for alternative operating systems specializing in Windows compatibility.

There is a multitude of software developed only for the Windows operating system and even when software vendors port their applications to another platform, generally it lacks features that the Windows version contains. The only solution these developers face is to have access to both systems for testing which leads to increased infrastructure demands, and wasted project resources. If you are vendor interested in supporting your application on Linux, BSD, Solaris or Mac OS X or a software user that needs to run a Windows application on Linux, BSD, Solaris or Mac OS X we can help.

A advanced copy of Bordeaux for Mac OS X can be purchased for $20.00 in the store.

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