Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Bordeaux entered the Wine services market in early 2008 and gained a foothold through its strength in marketing, branding and the technology expertise of a limited partnership with Wine-Reviews Inc.
With the acquisition of Bordeaux, Wine-Reviews has transformed from a stand alone news portal service to a full service Wine information and Technology company. With the acquisition of The Bordeaux Technology Group, Wine-Reviews will provide the current Bordeaux customer base with better support and upgrade options. Future Bordeaux releases will have an auto upgrade option built in, this feature will allow the end user to upgrade to the newest version with a single mouse click.
Wine-Reviews plans to re-write all of the current code used in Bordeaux and provide a vastly improved graphical user interface to make the process of installing Windows applications and games on Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, and OpenIndiana as easy and strait forward as possible. The current GUI is written in GTK and is extremely limited in it's functionality and options.
The upcoming Bordeaux 3.0 GUI will be written in Gambas and will run on any system that supports the Gambas 2.15.2 or higher runtime libraries. The next major release of Bordeaux is planned for late February to early March 2011. Testing is now underway to insure all applications and games that are currently supported install and run as stable as possible.
Product pricing and availability is slated to remain the same at this time, $20.00 for Linux and BSD and $25.00 for Mac and OpenIndiana downloadable versions of Bordeaux.
Below is a screenshot of the upcoming Bordeaux 3.0 GUI that shows some of the planned options to install unsupported applications and games with Bordeaux. More details will soon be released in a upcoming news article describing all the new features and enhancements that are planned for Bordeaux.
Wine-Reviews, LLC was formed in 2008 and is a privately held Wine news and reviews portal. Wine-Reviews provides news and review services for Wine, CodeWeavers CrossOver, PlayOnLinux, WineTricks, Q4Wine, Bordeaux, and other Wine related technologies. For more information on Wine-Reviews, please visit www.wine-reviews.net