Friday, June 7, 2013

Wine 1.6-rc1 Released

The Wine development release 1.6-rc1 is now available. This is the first release candidate for the upcoming Wine 1.6. It marks the beginning of the code freeze period. Please give this release a good testing to help us make 1.6 as good as possible.

What's new in this release:
  • New implementation of the typelib creation support.
  • GLSL-based support for fixed function vertex shaders.
  • Support for desktop launchers in virtual desktop mode.
  • Fixes for Japanese vertical text.
  • New Croatian translation.
  • Various bug fixes.
The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Bugs fixed in 1.6-rc1 (total 65):

   2812  unhandled msvideo.dll._MCIWDCREATE
   4342  PrintDlgEx* unimplemented.  Affects native notepad, vfp 9, google chrome, BibleWorks 6, ...
   6071  Magic MP3 tagger can't read directories/mp3-files (needs oleaut32 IRecordInfo::IsMatchingType() impl)
   7675  Adobe InDesign CS2 crashes on startup
   7764  Hallmark Card Studio 2005 Demo doesn't install properly (installer needs VBScript engine -> IActiveScript)
   7816  Photomatix 2.4 crashes if user tries to calculate the average between pictures
   8221  Xfire registration dialog does not work
  11757  Adobe InDesign CS tryout installer crashes early
  12090  Cabos crashes on startup
  13903  Realplayer 11: Can't accept license terms
  14819  Rockman 7 Famicom Edition causes crash,
  16581  Actual progress is not shown within progress bars for Nullsoft installers
  17571  Williams Pinball Classic crashes on launch
  19268  using Radmin: wine stalls if movements/animations in remote screen
  19872  Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 Standard - Dictation Box causes program freeze
  19917  ABBYY Lingvo x3/x5 English Edition: crash when installing the application
  20175  ICSD NIST database demo crashes with multiple oleaut32 errors
  20491  VarDateFromStr() can`t parse "26.10.2009 09:31"
  21371  HTML-Kit's visual mode (Prototype Pad) isn't usable
  21524  Mouse cursor is visible when Geiss goes fullscreen, but should be invisible
  21761  Braid demo installer fails to launch Explorer on the start menu directory it created
  21975  QuarkXPress Passport 7.0r0 doesn't show any content
  22026  Symantec LiveUpdate 3.1 refuses to install in NT mode (needs HKLM\\System\\CurrentControlSet\\Services\\Eventlog\\Application registry key)
  22079  Right click menu doesn't appear in one section of ImgBurn's disc layout editor
  22280  Splinter Cell Conviction fails at startup because KERNEL32.SetThreadPriorityBoost fails
  22571  Softimage XSI Mod Tool 4.2 fails to install
  23391  Restore after minimize button does not work
  23450  LTSPICE/SWCAD3 Input boxes don't take any input
  23521  4D Server 6.5.4 crashes
  25170  application bdgest crashes
  25271  RootsMagic4: Error logging to New.FamilySearch.Org
  25959  The Next Big Thing (demo): game mostly black without native d3dx9_36
  27720  World of Goo demo rendering problems with builtin d3dx9_38
  27994  Duke Nukem Forever needs d3dx9 native DLLs
  29535  winhelp: Horizontal scrollbar appears when it shouldn't
  30174  winUAE crashes when trying to create emulation window
  30335  PAF5 help viewer (Gecko) print produces blank page(s).
  31669  Not open internal editor of MPLAB
  32312  SNES9x crashes when non-48kHz DirectSound audio output is selected
  33076  QQ 2012 hangs after login
  33189  wineconsole can't launch batch filenames with parenthesis
  33250  unimplemented function atl80.dll.AtlIPersistPropertyBag_Load (QQ International 1.6 crashes)
  33253  Command line: Incorrect behavior of "for" command
  33513  Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition: installer fails with builtin mono (Wine requires CodeBase registry value when loading .NET COM classes)
  33548  Civilization IV crashes while starting
  33554  Pervasive SQL v10 w3dbsmgr.exe (Database Service Manager) crashes due to unimplemented function clusapi.dll.GetClusterInformation
  33579  Tencent TM hangs randomly with err:ntdll:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection
  33608  Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition: installer fails to detect IE (needs CIM_DataFile WMI class)
  33609  Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition: installer warns about non-writable Program Files (needs Win32_Directory WMI class)
  33613  VB6 Application CMDcenter fails with "Run-time error '13': Type mismatch"
  33635  wine cmd executes text inside comments as commands.
  33638  wine cmd wrong extracting of command line arguments while using "%~1"
  33639  wine cmd wrong assignment while using set "var=value" and have spaces after
  33654  MSYS bash.exe redirection fails for ctest.exe (one of the CMake executables)
  33669  Citavi 3.4 installer fails on startup
  33680  Samsung Kies fails to install, wants difxapi.dll.DriverPackagePreinstallW
  33685  Wine doesn't detect Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series
  33699  Jedi Outcast demo installer does not work
  33701  Explorer crashes when extracting the World of Warcraft icon
  33712 web install application crashes wine. until till you get to a pure source...
  33714  Evil Genius crashes when starting a new game
  33715  freopen produces empty file when applied to stdout
  33716  App call ctfmon.exe
  33721  YNAB 4 won't start
  33726  wmiutils should be installed in c:\windows\system32\wbem

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Company showcases porting abilities for Android on Intel platform
SAINT PAUL, Minn (June 5, 2013)CodeWeavers, Inc., developer of CrossOver software which enables Mac and Linux users to run Windows software on their PCs, announced today the extension of its porting services to include the Android operating system. This will allow consumers to run popular, familiar Windows applications on their phones and other mobile devices.

“We’re seeing an increasing demand for Windows software on Android, and we’ve been making steady progress towards meeting that need,” said Jeremy White, CodeWeavers CEO. “With the recent exciting announcements about Intel based Android devices, we can now offer Windows software developers an easy way to reach the mobile operating system market.”

CodeWeavers began generating interest in its Android capabilities in February 2013, when its CTO, Alexandre Julliard, demonstrated a proof of concept of the Windows Notepad application running on Android. Since then, the company has been steadily overcoming the various technical hurdles with making Windows applications run on a smaller form factor, and with different input devices, like software keyboards. “We can now port a Windows application to run on OS X, Linux, or an Intel based Android system without our customer, the ISV, having to lift a finger,” stated White. CodeWeavers can also perform Windows ports to ARM-based devices. “ARM ports are harder,” White admitted, “as the usage of ARM introduces another layer of complexity. But they are still achievable.”

CrossOver porting has a number of advantages for developers and end users, White continued. “Existing Windows applications have large user bases with accumulated data and a familiar user experience. CrossOver offers a fast and affordable way to move an existing application to a new platform in a way that preserves the user experience.”

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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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