Saturday, May 25, 2013

WineBottler 1.5.30 for Mac OSX was released today

WineBottler 1.5.30 for Mac OSX users was released today, this release comes with Wine 1.5.30 and the updated custom WineBottler starter application. WineBottler has been under constant development for the past year and with this release Mac users can finally benefit from the many feature enhancements and bug fixes that's included in this most recent release.

About WineBottler :

Turn Windows-based programs into OS X apps – NOT. ;)

WineBottler packages Windows-based programs snugly into OS X app-bundles. Then it uses the great OpenSource tool Wine to run the binaries on your Mac – no need to install emulators or other operating systems.

WineBottler comes with preconfigured installations

Select from a wide range of software like browsers, mediaplayers, IDEs or business software. They are all preconfigured to be installed by a single click: Hit "Install" and WineBottler will leave you with a neat app on your desktop. It will take care of downloading and configuering everything for you.

WineBottler can install your exe into an OS X .app

Double-Click your exe or msi and convert it into an app with WineBottler. You can run the generated app like every other program on you Mac. For advanced users, WineBottler gives you a selection of options: install special dependencies and even turn your exe into a selfcontained app - that is an app, that contains everything to run it... even on other Macs. Porting to OS X never was easyer ;).

... or just run that exe

You don't care about generating an app and just want to run it? Double-click the exe and choose "Run directly" and Wine will run it in a generic environment.

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Friday, May 3, 2013

CodeWeavers CrossOver 12.2.0 has been released for Linux and Mac

Here is the release announcement from Josh Dubois...

Hello all,

 I am pleased to announce the release of CodeWeavers CrossOver 12.2.0 for both Mac OS X and Linux.  We have made many substantial improvements to CrossOver since our last release.

 In this release, as in our last one, we have made Quicken more stable and usable.  We have made improvements to some games running in full-screen mode, including Wizard 101.  We have improved the stability of Office 2007, and fixed a bug with running applications that rely on the .Net 4.0 Framework.  For Chinese-language speakers, we have fixed a bug which caused Traditional Chinese to be used even when a user's preferences were set to Simplified Chinese.

 On the Mac OS, we have continued to improve our new Mac Driver technology. This release includes support for drag and drop in the Mac Driver, as well as changes which should improve the visual experience and reduce window flicker.  The Mac Driver is maturing rapidly and will be the default option in our next major release. All experienced CrossOver users are invited to turn it on and see how it works.

 With the recent release of Ubuntu 13.04, we experienced another bug which caused CrossOver to fail to register itself.  This release fixes that, and is back-dated so any user who had support when 13.04 was released a few days ago will be able to download and install CrossOver 12.2.0.

 Lastly, for any interested games, the Dungeons and Dragons Neverwinter beta started today and it is running in CrossOver 12.2.0.  

 As always, if you are an existing customer with an active support entitlement, you can download our latest version from <> and use it.  Mac customers who have automatic updates enabled and who are entitled to this update will receive it automatically.  

 If CrossOver 12.2 asks you for registration credentials, use the same email and password which you used to purchase CrossOver from <>.  If you have any trouble, email for help.

 A complete changelog for CrossOver 12.2 is included below.

 Thank you all for your support, and we hope you enjoy CrossOver 12.2!

CrossOver 12.2 changelog:

CrossOver 12.2.0 - 2013/04/24
 * Application Support:
   - Quicken
     -  Fixed a bug which caused Quicken to fail to register
        on Mac OS X.
     - Fixed graphics distortions in some Quicken windows.
     - Fixed a bug which prevented a double-click on a .QFX
       file in the Mac OS X Finder from importing the file into
   - Fixed a bug which caused Office 2007 applications to crash
     in some circumstances.
   - Fixed a bug which caused Wizard101 to fail to recover after
     being re-sized.
   - Fixed a bug which caused mailto: links to be broken in
     Outlook 2003.
   - Fixed a bug which caused .Net 4.0 applications to fail to
 * Mac OS X:
    - Drag and drop support in the Mac Driver.
    - Gamma support in the Mac Driver.
    - Reduced window flicker when using the Mac Driver.
 * Language Support:
    - Fixed a bug which sometimes caused Traditional Chinese to
      be used even when a user's preferences were set to
      Simplified Chinese.

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