Friday, January 7, 2011

winetricks 20110105 and 20110105 alpha has been released with 35 games added

New winetricks 20110105: improved download error recovery, added first-run optin dialog. New winetricks 20110105-alpha: menu divided into categories, added 35 games.
Another month, another Winetricks - or, rather, two new Winetricks.

Dan Kegel released winetricks 20110105 today. New version 20110105 has only two notable changes:
1. it will retry a corrupt download for you (this should get rid of most cryptic warnings about needing to rename a file and retry),

2. a first run dialog now asks whether you would like to help winetricks development by reporting usage stats. You should only see this dialog once (and only if you're using the gui, and only if you're using zenity). This has been very helpful already, as people have been running it from svn. Please let me know what you think of it.
Experimental new version 20110105-alpha has a few further changes:
3. The menu is now broken up by category; there is now a top-level menu which gives you a choice of category (dll, font, app, or setting). This ought to make the menu a little less overwhelming. Let me know what you think of the new menu navigation.
4. There's now a progress dialog during downloads in gui mode.
5. It should work better when the user has removed the Z: drive.
6. Its been refactored to make adding new verbs much easier (you no longer have to edit the script in multiple places to add a verb, and you can even put verbs in external files).
7. Added 35 games. (A bunch more remain to be ported from wisotool.)
8. Removed (or, rather, haven't ported yet) a number of less-common verbs. The statistics gathered by the new version will tell us which of the remaining verbs to port first.
Changes in version 20110105:

Dan Kegel:
  • remove old synonym dotnet2 for dotnet20
  • mpc: remove broken call to append_path
  • handle 'winetricks win31 vista' properly
  • make dotnet20sp2 warn that it's broken. Don't list in menu.
  • w_download: don't redownload if no expected checksum given. Also remove == typo from r2207.
  • don't declare checksum error unless, you know, there was a checsum error as favor for etersoft, avoid referring directly to zenity/kdialo /xmssage to avoid pulling them all in as dependencies when building a package
  • automatically retry download once if cached file has wrong checksum
  • ie8: avoid writing to / (just like ie7 fix). Don't bother running ie8 when finished; point user to workaround instead. Also move a verb that got sandwiched between ie6 and ie7.
  • ie7: when / is writable as on macosx, move z: out of the way during ie7 install to avoid scribbling temporary files in /. Had to run with WINEDEBUG=warn+heap to avoid memory bugs in setupapi? when reporting usage, also report version.
  • in zenity gui case, ask user on first run whether to opt in to usage reporting.
  • on MacOS X, put cache in /home/dank/Library/Caches
  • delete msxml6.dll before running installer. Fixes bug 211.
  • tahoma: don't download to top of cache
  • make cabextract quiet
Austin English:
  • add win31 verb (needed internally by ole2)
Online as always at :
The experimental version is only at :
SVN and bug tracker are online at

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