Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Wine-Doors ditches IEs4Linux

From Wine-Doors site
We’ve ditched IEs4Linux, our reasons for this are many, mostly we couldn’t pull IE in as a dep, and the bottling arrangement would have made progress slow for us. We’ve used code from the original IEs4Linux script and trimmed it down and involved wine-doors dependencies rather than a full out overwriting of everything. We’ll probably still need to trim the registry down a bit, and we’ll offer another package for “FakeIE” soon so you can skirt around the problem if wine-gecko (the default html engine) won’t.

We’re involving downloads from various sources now, we’re hoping that linking to places like isn’t a bad thing and it’ll get apps like photoshop out there much faster, also we’re driving business for adobe, maybe they’ll notice a sudden increase in CS2 sales…

In other news, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault and Quake4 have been added to the repos by Andy as reference packs for repackaging loki installers into wine-doors, these use native binaries and just use wine-doors as the conduit, these packages are being improved all the time and we’ll be adding more games like these later, re-adding ET:QW as a native application once we’ve gotten around some mojo-setup issues.

We’re concentrating on packages for now, and we’ll be bringing you updates on the feature set of 0.2 which is now in development.

Putty for Mac
Putty for Mac

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