Friday, November 15, 2013

Wine 1.6.1 Released

The Wine maintenance release 1.6.1 is now available.

What's new in this release:
  • Translation updates.
  • 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 1.6.1 (total 58):

   2770  Powerbullet Presenter 1.44: Powerbullet.dll registration fails (Armadillo v4.x software protection fails at checkpoint L5, error 0x17)
   4473  WSAStartup not needed before socket() call
  18744  Mp3Tag: Column headers in list view incorrectly redrawn
  23839  Neverwinter Nights 2 can't detect video adapter properly, claiming: "Your video card has less than 128 MB of video memory"
  25754  Excel Workbook with Macros Is not Running : Getting Crashed.
  25994  Process Hacker 2.x needs ntdll.dll.NtCreateKeyedEvent
  27052  winedbg and its man page should use "wpid" consistently for Windows' process ID
  28423  ImmGetDescriptionW() from imm32 crashes with certain parameters
  28664  qedit/mediadet test crashes on FreeBSD9
  29448  GameShield/SoftwareShield protected apps/games won't start (SetCurrentDirectoryA calling W API causes detours recursion)
  30485  MeGUI 2112 crashes after first update / restart (application XML settings can't be fully deserialized due to oleaut32 VarDecRound being a semi-stub)
  30797  wine(1) man page should mention running built-in programs like explorer.exe
  31487  kernel32.dll.InitOnceExecuteOnce needed for several MS installer (Office2013 / Windows Essentials 2012 / .NET Framework 4.5 / Skydrive / ARM Applications)
  31773  Torchlight 2 shadows are rendered incorrectly on some areas
  32922  iTunes 7 needs msvcr80.dll._wmktemp_s
  33378  measuring/painting strings needs better tests
  33523  .NET Framework 3.5 WPF 3.x apps need windowscodecsext.dll.DllGetClassObject
  33657  Garena didn't start with ADMINISTRATOR privileges
  33693  Spin Tires tech demo needs msvcr90.dll.wctomb_s
  33794  Arabic Entry Box Has Big Errors .
  33872  Pando (installer of LOL) can't load FAQ
  33890  Anno 1602 (demo): crash during startup
  34005  WS2_32.dll.WSASendMsg is unimplemented
  34013  Altium Designer 10 and its installer crash in InternetQueryOptionW
  34077  Sins of a Solar Empire Font Size Regression
  34102  It is not drawn when specify 0 for the width and height in GdipDrawString.
  34110  MS Excel 2010 escape/unescape problem in sheet names
  34142  Nullsoft installer appearance is broken
  34162  CGDirectPaletteRef has been deprecated so winemac.drv can't be compiled in Mavericks.
  34177  -pipe makes mingw-g++ work unreliably
  34188  crash when creating a new wineprefix with winemac.drv
  34190  number.c could not compile due to "dtoa" naming conflict in Cygwin
  34191  cabarc.c could not compile
  34209  fullscreen apps won't switch back to resolution after command-tabbing on OS X
  34211  strncpy C library function doesn't compliant C standard.
  34245  WMI query "select * from win32_Directory" via WMI crashes
  34275  Louisiana Adventure Demo fails with 'OLE error 80004001' (HTMLStyleSheet_GetIDsOfNames is a stub)
  34305  League of Legends 3.10.13_07_26_19_59: page fault in read_map()
  34329  Wine 1.6 fails to build with bison 3.0
  34353  The Ur-Quan Masters fails to start
  34381  Rectangle rotation problem using GM_ADVANCED graphicmode
  34399  .NET 3.x/4.x WPF based installers/apps require windowscodecs.dll ComponentFactory_CreateBitmapFromHBITMAP implementation
  34401  QuiteRSS WinRT/ARM port needs msvcr110.dll.fabsf
  34417  Everquest character models invisible
  34418  regression: Finale NotePad 2012 installer splash screen appears as black box
  34442  Multiple applications ported to WinRT/ARM require msvcr110.dll.?before@type_info@@QBA_NABV1@@Z (Halite torrent client)
  34463  thai2english loads ok but crashes on startup
  34464  Jagged Alliance 2 fails to start (becomes unresponsive after startup)
  34486  __unDName cannot demangle a string and shows error
  34496  winhttp POST fails
  34514  an odd regression on an old video card
  34521  make: *** [dlls/msxml3] Error 2
  34550  RTX server crashes at start
  34564  RTX Server fail to import user template database with builtin msvcp60
  34567  qq 2012 installer crashes at 100%
  34570  Game crash because of improperly cloning MMIOINFO struct in MMIO_Open
  34571  EasiSlides v4 crashes when clicking a folder listbox item (GdipFillPath failure)
  34583  LINE (Powered by Naver) Cannot work after Installation

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Limited post for awhile due to lifes many challenges

I'm not sure if most of my readers know that I live in the Philippines, but that's where Ive called home for the past five years. Two years ago our family's house was destroyed in Typhoon Sendong in Cagayan De Oro City. And this past week Typhoon Haiyan caused wide spread devastation across the Philippines and as a result I've got to move my family once again because the house that were currently in has major problems with the roofing and cracks in the walls. The cracks were caused by last months 7.2 earthquake centered in Bohol.

If you would like to donate your pocket change to me you can send it to my paypal account.

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CodeWeavers releases CrossOver 12.5.1 for Linux and Mac

 CodeWeavers recently released CrossOver 12.5.1 with some minor updates and bug fixes.The full changelog is provided below.

CrossOver Changelog :

12.5.1 CrossOver - October 16, 2013
  • Linux:
    • CrossOver now ships multiarch packages for Debian-based distributions. The non-multiarch Debian packages are legacy and no longer shipped. CrossOver 12.5.0 is the last version of CrossOver where non-multiarch Debian packages are available. Users of non-multiarch aware Debian distributions can still use our Mojo installer.
    • Items in the main menu of the CrossOver GUI can now be specified in a CrossTie file.
    • A bug which caused the plugin editor to fail to launch has been fixed.
    • Further work around a GNOME / Nautilus bug that prevented using desktop shortcuts to open files.
  • Other Improvements:
    • Fixed a font problem with Office 2010 bullet points.
    • Fixed a problem which caused CrossOver to fail to download installers from certain URLs.
    • Fixed a problem which caused bottles which were created prior and used until the trial expired to fail to launch.
  • Mac OS X:
    • Improved the names of application installers as shown in the Mac menu bar.
    • Fixed a problem in which mouse activity would sometimes cause unwanted diagonal movement of the mouse pointer.
    • Fixed a problem minimizing Visio 2010.
    • Fixed a problem which caused BibleWorks to fail to launch.
    • Fixed a problem which caused Shin Megami Tensei to fail to launch.
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Friday, November 8, 2013

Wine 1.7.6 Released

The Wine development release 1.7.6 is now available.

What's new in this release:
  • Rewrite of the BiDi algorithm for full Unicode 6.3 support.
  • Support for Video Mixing Renderer version 7.
  • Better handling of window resizes in the Mac driver.
  • 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 1.7.6 (total 30):

  10928  FindActCtxSectionGuid not implemented for NHL games
  12067  Multiple applications fail due to user32 OpenInputDesktop stub (TeamViewer, QQ International, Inspect tool from Windows Platform SDK)
  13554  Touhou 7.5: Immaterial and Missing Power (IaMP) - config.exe (16 bit app) silently fails (missing comctl32.dll dependency)
  15738  Max Payne 2: Ingame windows rendered incorrect with nvts pipe
  21709  Pikachu Volleyball's window isn't positioned correctly in a virtual desktop
  23884  Bioshock 1.0 crashes at startup
  24611  Install Shield fails on 64bit multilib wine if WINEPREFIX was created by 64bit wine
  25095  Battlefield Bad Company 2: crashes when loading level
  25340  Multiple apps need support for COM server information from PE manifest a.k.a registration/registry-free COM (Exact Audio Copy (EAC), AliWangWang ...)
  26581  Split Second crashes when changing screen resolution
  31293  Multiple .NET apps need GdipPrivateAddFontFile (MTGO v3 launcher, Harmony Practice 3)
  32585  Post Apocalyptic Mayhem crashes on start
  32654  Visual Studio 2010 needs windowscodecs WICSetEncoderFormat_Proxy
  32658  Certain games on Steam crash on start in xinput1_3 (in-game overlay enabled)
  33551  Dragon age 2 : Graphic bug when saving, loading or entering new area
  34051  Low FPS with winemac driver in Unreal Tournament GOTY
  34271  Artemis 2.0 crashes when loading the splash screen
  34387  TreeSize Free: help window won't open
  34754  Heidisql & Beyond Compare: crashes when trying to copy and paste inside the program
  34793  Battle City Remake crashes
  34797  TM2013 can't install
  34800  Notepad++: crashes launching the plugin manager
  34801  Music stopped working in The Witcher
  34804  Installation of Windows Installer Cleanup utility fails due to wshom:WshShell3_ExpandEnvironmentStrings being a stub
  34810  The winspool.drv:info test crashes on Windows 8
  34812  lotro close with gamer error 201
  34816  Xmlhttprequest referer is not set
  34844  SmartFTP Client needs shlwapi.PathUnExpandEnvStringsA/W implementation
  34853  Multiple .NET 3.x/4.x apps need Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration WMI class
  34856  No sound in Mass Effect 2/3

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