Sunday, February 28, 2016

The WineHQ Wine development release 1.9.4 is now available for Linux and Mac

The #WineHQ #Wine development release 1.9.4 is now available for #Linux and #Mac.

What's new in this release:
  • Support for color glyphs and font fallbacks in DirectWrite.
  • Improvements to the WebServices reader.
  • Support for more formats in Direct3D 11.
  • Simplified syntax and clean up of tests marked todo.
  • 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 1.9.4 (total 27):

   9823  Mentioning "wine eject" in SGML
  11657  Problems with MessageBox API
  12217  Documentation should be in XML and not SGML format
  13683  Ultima IX: Mouse pointer missing when reading books, under inventory
  19733  Pendulumania crashes
  21454  Dolphin Wii/GCN emulator crashes on rom load
  27680  Multiple 64-bit applications crash on startup (violation of the Windows 64-bit ABI, stack pointer (RSP) must be 16-byte aligned when making a call to Win64 API)
  29862  BitComet version<1 .37="" br="" fails="" start="" to="">  33581  Wine does not quit gracefully
  34174  MinGW installer 0.5-beta-20120426-1 fails to process log files (sharing violation on temp file used for piped output)
  35824  UltraISO 'ISODrive.sys' crashes in entry point (SCM doesn't start SERVICE_FILE_SYSTEM_DRIVER type services with winedevice hosting process)
  36013  bleem! 1.4 (PlayStation emulator) fails on startup, complaining with 'Not enough memory to load program!'
  37288  Not implemented feature System.Drawing.Pen.ResetTransform()
  37373  No Limits 2: Help files fails to show text. Needs Times New Roman, or dwrite ability to use font replacements
  37556  CompareStringW should abort on the first nonmatching character to avoid invalid memory access.
  38314  Mouse Wheel doesn't work for Jagged Alliance 2 version 1.13 (it uses MOUSEHOOKSTRUCTEX)
  39433  mshtml:xmlhttprequest fails on IE 7
  39792  Saturn PCB Design Toolkit 6.86 fails to load, reporting missing 'SHCore.dll' dependency (import descriptors with empty thunk list must be ignored)
  39866  XIIZeal (steam) immediately exits on start
  40034  Linksys usb wireless adapter installer needs wlanapi.dll.WlanEnumInterfaces
  40053  Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 (三國志13) fails to start
  40075  3DMarkVantage needs SM4 dcl_output_siv support
  40094  SimCity 4 Deluxe fails to start when set to use hardware rendering
  40108  kernel32:process regression
  40114  mshtml:style regression (crash)
  40129  MSI Reading and Writing Behaves differently than Windows
  40166  drcom.exe client needs rasapi32.RasGetLinkStatistics

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

MacGourmet Deluxe 4.2.5 has been released

MacGourmet Deluxe is a recipe-management application that allows users to create, edit, and scale new recipes, or import recipes from their favorite websites, then share them via email, Facebook, and Twitter.

Unlike MacGourmet, MacGourmet Deluxe users can also plan meals, analyze nutritional information, and generate shopping lists.
  • Chef's view for distraction-free cooking
  • Add images to your recipes and to the steps, as well as to your Beer, Wine, and Cheese notes
  • Use the Ingredient search or let MacGourmet suggest a recipe for you
  • Free cloud account for storing and syncing on Mariner Cloud


What's New Version 4.2.5

Note: Now requires a 64-bit Intel processor.
  • Fixed "unsupported url error on Mariner Cloud sign in.



  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

How to run Windows programs on Linux with CodeWeavers CrossOver

Want to move to Linux, but there's this one application that's keeping you stuck on Windows? CodeWeaver's CrossOver Linux may be exactly what you need.

Just because there's a Windows application you must use doesn't mean you must run Windows. CodeWeavers CrossOver Linux enables you to run many popular Windows applications on Linux. Supported Windows applications include Microsoft Office (from Office 97 to Office 2010), Intuit Quicken, and some versions of Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop CS. CrossOver also runs games. For example, you can play such popular online games as World of Warcraft and Guild Wars.

Need Microsoft Office on your Linux PC? Thanks to CodeWeavers CrossOver that's not a problem.
Sure, with powerful enough hardware you could run your Windows applications on Linux inside a virtual machine (VM) such as Oracle's VirtualBox. The problem with these is that they don't run well on systems with limited resources. If CrossOver supports the applications you need you won't need to worry with fitting a VM.

CrossOver runs many but not all Windows programs. For example, you can run Visio 2010 on CrossOver Linux. AutoCAD? Not so much.

Will your program run on Linux, or for that matter CrossOver Mac? CrossOver keeps a complete listing of what runs, and what doesn't. You can also try CrossOver with a 15-day free trial to make sure the software you need works well on a Linux system.

CrossOver is based on the open-source project Wine, an implementation of the Windows application programming interface (API) on top of the Unix/Linux operating system family. Wine is a mature project with 20 plus years of work behind it.

Technically, you don't need CrossOver Linux to run Windows applications on Linux. You can do it with Wine alone -- if you know what you're doing. CrossOver gives you automated installation of Windows applications and technical support. In short, CrossOver makes it much easier to install and manage Windows applications on Linux.

CrossOver 15, the latest version, is available as a 15-day free trial. If you like it will cost $59.95. It comes with 12 months of upgrades and technical support. CrossOver is supported on Debian, Fedora, Mint, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Ubuntu. It should work on any Linux, but these are the officially supported distributions. CrossOver requires almost nothing from your PC except that it be capable of running Linux. Any PC from the last five years will have no trouble running it.

There's also a good free program, PlaysOnLinux, which duplicates some of CrossOver's functionality but doesn't have much support. If you're new to Linux, CrossOver is the best way to go. Since you can try it for free, you'll know before you buy whether it supports your favorite Windows applications.

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The #WineHQ #Wine development release 1.9.3 is now available for #Linux and #Mac

The Wine development release 1.9.3 is now available.

What's new in this release:
  • New version of the Gecko engine based on Firefox 44.
  • JSON support in JavaScript.
  • Improved line breaking in DirectWrite.
  • Some more write support in WebServices.
  • Still more Shader Model 4 instructions.
  • 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 1.9.3 (total 24):

  12652  Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 fails to launch (number of quality levels for D3DMULTISAMPLE_NONMASKABLE multiple-sample type must not exceed 8)
  14617  Multiple Visual Basic 5/6 applications using ActiveX components depend on Standard OLE Types Typelib which is missing from 'olepro32.dll'
  28488  Arcanum: Mouseclicks in character generation screen doubled with pause
  32695  Yahoo Messenger login crashes on unimplemented function nspr4.dll.PR_SetCurrentThreadName (messenger provided 'nspr4.dll' ABI incompatible with Wine Gecko)
  32852  BioEdit: changing the install directory doesn't show the change in the GUI
  33140  Photos opened in Nikon Capture NX 2.4 have inverted red and blue channel for displaying.
  33988  Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II - Crashes with a page fault
  34504  __unDName doesn't support function pointer with type "P8"
  34507  __unDName doesn't support data type "$$B"
  37632  farcry 3 display strange colors
  37911  LINE program, black window
  39092  Regression introduced with xaudio2_8
  39181  "When Monster Strikes", "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux" require msvcr120.dll._set_FMA3_enable
  39615  Multiple applications want msdrm.dll (Dassault Systemes CATIA v5, FoxitReader 5.1)
  39686  IE frame freezes after calling the print dialog
  39865  Poker Night: changing to non-fullscreen mode crashes X.
  39875  Starcraft can't see Direct Cable Connection games hosted on another computer
  39904  Spurious "You must use msvcrt" error even when __MSVCRT__ is defined (-mno-cygwin)
  39928  Star Wars: The Old Republic corruptions in dialogues when Conversation Depth of Field is enabled
  39933  iNode 3.6 client needs ndis.sys.NdisAllocateSpinLock
  39965  Lego Mindstorms EV3 Software does not find EV3 brick using Bluetooth: needs irprops.cpl
  40021  IDEA v1.7 fails to start
  40035  VMware shared folders network provider fails loading in MPR
  40052  Opening an RTF file with "A Wine application" fails with "File not found"

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