Thursday, July 29, 2010

CodeWeavers Releases CrossOver 9.1 And CrossOver Games 9.1 For MAC And Linux

New Version Incorporates Wine 1.2, Supports Star Trek Online and StarCraft II
SAINT PAUL, Minn. (July 28, 2010) On the heels of the highly-anticipated release of Wine 1.2, CodeWeavers, Inc. today announced the simultaneous release of CrossOver 9.1 and CrossOver Games 9.1 for both Mac and Linux.

Based in Saint Paul, Minn., CodeWeavers is a leading developer of software products that turn Mac OS X and Linux into Windows-compatible operating systems. CrossOver allows Windows software to be used on Mac and Linux PCs without the need for a Windows operating system license.
Available immediately, CrossOver 9.1 fully incorporates Wine 1.2, which the Wine community released on July 16th. The Wine Project is an open source technology developed by hundreds of volunteers worldwide. Wine enables millions around the world to run Windows software on Unix-like operating systems, all without needing to run Windows itself. CodeWeavers is one of the founders and largest supporters of The Wine Project and sells CrossOver and other software as supported versions of Wine.

CrossOver Games 9.1 now supports StarCraft II as well as Star Trek Online, along with a wide range of improvements to many other games.

The regular CrossOver update includes improvements to all Microsoft Office versions, improvements in Quicken 2010 support, and a broad range of fixes that should help all applications.
"Wine 1.2 version featured the work of 328 people including a lot of hard work from our team making more than 23,000 separate patches over two years," said Jeremy White, CodeWeavers CEO. "CodeWeavers was proud to be a part of that effort, and we are thrilled to be able to bring that work to our customers with this release of CrossOver." CrossOver 9.1 and CrossOver 9.1 Games replaces all previous versions of CrossOver.

About CodeWeavers
Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy, CodeWeavers focuses on the development of Wine the core technology found in all of its CrossOver products. The company's goal is to bring expanded market opportunities for Windows software developers by making it easier, faster and more painless to port Windows software to Linux. CodeWeavers is recognized as a leader in open-source Windows porting technology, and maintains development offices in Minnesota, the United Kingdom and elsewhere around the world. The company is privately held. For more information about CodeWeavers, log on to
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Bordeaux 2.0.6 for Linux Released

The Bordeaux Technology Group released Bordeaux 2.0.6 for Linux today. Bordeaux 2.0.6 is a maintenance release that fixes a number of small bugs and includes many new features. With this release we have bundled Wine 1.2, Updated to the latest winetricks release, Updated to the latest DIB Engine patch, Added support for IrfanView 4.27, Install the IrfanView Plug ins during the IrfanView Install, Improved Internet Explorer 7 support, Added Support for FireFox 3.6.3 and multimedia plug ins, Added Support for VLC 1.1.0, Added Support for Google SketchUp 7.1 (NVIDIA Video Card Recommended), Added many fixes for Steam, More fixes to the Bordeaux UI and Cellar Manager. And our most exciting new feature is, we have added in Pulse Audio Support.
Bordeaux 2.0.6 was built on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, so you will need to have GLIBC 2.11 or higher before Bordeaux will work properly.

We bundle our own Wine build and many tools and libraries that Wine depends upon. With this release we bundle Wine 1.2, Cabextract, DIB Engine, Pulse Audio, Mozilla Gecko, Unzip, Wget and other support libraries and tools.

The cost of Bordeaux 2.0.6 is $20.00. Anyone who has purchased Bordeaux in the past six months is entitled to a free upgrade. Bordeaux comes with six months of upgrades and support and of course a 30-day money back guarantee. For a limited time Bordeaux will be on Sale for only $10.00, If your interested in any of the features or supported applications Bordeaux 2.0.6 has "This is the time purchase Bordeaux" while its on sale at 50% off.

Supported Applications/Games:

  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Microsoft Office 2003
  • Microsoft Office 2000
  • Microsoft Office 97
  • Microsoft Office Visio 2003
  • Microsoft Office Project 2003
  • Adobe Photoshop 6
  • Adobe Image Ready 3
  • Adobe Photoshop 7
  • Adobe Image Ready 7
  • Adobe Photoshop CS
  • Adobe Photoshop CS2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
  • FireFox 3.6.3 and multimedia plug ins
  • Steam and Steam based Games
  • Google SketchUp 7.1
  • VLC 1.1.0
  • Apple QuickTime 6.5.2 Player
  • IrfanView 4.27 (Image files only)
  • Winetricks support

About Bordeaux:

The Bordeaux Technology Group is a software services and development company specializing in Windows compatibility software. Users of Linux, BSD, OpenSolaris 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, OpenSolaris or Mac OS X we can help.

Version 2.0.6 New Features:

  • Bundle Wine 1.2
  • Added support for Pulse Audio.
  • Added many fixes for Steam
  • Added support for IrfanView 4.27
  • Added Support for VLC 1.1.0
  • Add Support for Google SketchUp 7.1 (NVIDIA Video Card Recommended)
  • Added Support for FireFox 3.6.3 and multimedia plug ins
  • Install the IrfanView Plug ins during the IrfanView Install
  • Improved Internet Explorer 7 support
  • More fixes to the Bordeaux UI and Cellar Manager
  • Updated to the latest DIB Engine patch
  • Updated to the latest winetricks release

Putty for Mac
Putty for Mac

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A New Cycle in the Vinyard Bordeaux Crossover and Wine 1.2

July 16th, 2010 marks the next release in the "stable" line of Wine releases. Periodic "stable" releases of Wine are important because they are heavily tested to ensure that no regressions have occurred (meaning software that was working, will continue to work) between versions. It has been over two years since we saw Wine 1.0 stable released (which feels like a life time in Linux years - I mean comon thats a whole Ubuntu LTS release ago). This new release brings with it over 3,000 various bug fixes, as well as added support for 64bit applications. For a complete change log check here.

New stable releases of Wine are so important that my two favorite commercial Wine products, Bordeaux and Crossover, have both jumped right in Wine 1.2s new stably goodness with soon to be release product updates.

In addition to all the improvements Wine 1.2 brings to the table Crossovers 9.1 release also includes fixes that allow Star Trek Bridge Commander and Modern Warfare 2 to function properly again. Their change log also notes "Made several application profile tune-ups" so hopefully your favorite games will perform a bit better under this Crossover release than they did with older versions.

The soon to be released Bordeaux 2.0.6 release sports a few very important updates in addition to Wine 1.2 - these include:
  • Support for Firefox 3.6.3 and multimedia plugins
  • Support for VLC 1.1.0 (this is mostly for BSD and OpenSolaris users)
  • Many Steam fixes (Including fixing this nasty bug)
Beyond all of these Bordeaux is also the first Wine binary package to add support for the ever more popular Pulse Audio (default sound server in Ubuntu for some time now)

Putty for Mac
Putty for Mac

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

CodeWeavers Celebrating Wine 1.2 with a public Beta

From Jeremy Whites blog :

Last Friday the Wine Project shipped Wine 1.2. This was the work of 328 people in over 23,000 separate patches over a span of two years.

CodeWeavers is proud to be a major part of that effort and were thrilled to see Wine reach this milestone. This represents a major step forward for Wine you can see the full list of accomplishments in the announcement. My personal favorite is the spiffy new icons.

The CrossOver products already contain most of those changes, as we roll our work on Wine into CrossOver as we go. However, we are hard at work on CrossOver 9.1 and CrossOver Games 9.1, which will contain all of Wine 1.2.
By way of celebrating, were making beta versions of CrossOver 9.1 and CrossOver Games 9.1 available to all current customers. If you are a current customer, you can download the beta from your account.

Of course, we only recommend the beta for folks that enjoy bleeding edge software. If you don't enjoy the thrill of something right on the edge, you should wait a week or two until we finish putting the polish on the official 9.1 releases.


Putty for Mac
Putty for Mac