Friday, May 27, 2016

CodeWeavers CrossOver 15.1.0 on Ubuntu Linux 16.04

A Quick overview of getting CodeWeavers CrossOver 15.1.0 installed on Ubuntu Linux 16.04

Ubuntu's latest release, Xenial Xerus, has been out since April 21.

The latest long term stable release has been working for our testing purposes since the day it dropped but we had to get CrossOver 15.1.0 installed first. In this release, the Ubuntu Software Center is gone. It has been replaced by GNOME Software.

While this will be a positive change for the distribution, it seems Ubuntu Software has a few hiccups. While the Ubuntu Desktop Team works to resolve these problems, we would like to make sure our customers can install CrossOver.

Please download the trial version of CrossOver before starting these steps. Or, if you already have an account, please login and download CrossOver.

The easiest way to get CrossOver installed with Ubuntu 16.04 is a little terminal dancing. If you're new to Linux or Ubuntu, that is as easy as holding down the CTRL, ALT, and T keys at once to call a terminal window.

Terminal Window Ubuntu 16.04

First, bring your system up to date:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade

Next, we like to use GDebi Package Installer to install CrossOver. Get it by typing in terminal:

sudo apt-get install gdebi

Ubuntu 16.04 is now ready to install CrossOver. In terminal, give the command:

sudo gdebi ~/Downloads/crossover_15.1.0-1.deb

Now, run CrossOver for the first time:


On first run, CrossOver will check to see if every library it needed was installed. If not, it will again attempt to install the libraries it needs. To do this, it will open a new terminal window and prompt for administrative credentials. Please provide these credentials so CrossOver can complete the set-up process.

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The WineHQ Wine development release 1.9.10 is now available for Linux and Mac

The Wine development release 1.9.10 is now available.
What's new in this release:
  • High resolution ("Retina") rendering option on Mac OS X.
  • More compatible directory enumeration.
  • A number of C++ runtime fixes.
  • Video output improvements.
  • 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 1.9.10 (total 25):

   9532  Month calendar control uses 0=sunday for firstDayOfWeek
  13843  tooltips not working properly - message problems
  14638  Discription file of task configuration \'C:\plc.xml\' not found
  18166  dlls/ntdll/directory.c: implicit declaration of function 'getdirentries'
  20383  SetMenuInfo() with MIM_BACKGROUND not implemented
  24017  Multiple applications need 'reg.exe' 'query' operation implementation
  24916  Soulbringer: crash in D3D Hardware mode
  26268  Multiple applications need ntdll.ZwSetLdtEntries stub (, Ragnarok Online patcher)
  32056  iexplore doesn't work
  33961  RPC: server crashes during procedure call that returns variable size array as out parameter
  34122  Multiple applications expects files returned by FindFirstFile/FindNextFile to be in alphabetical order (Civilization V with 2 expansion packs, TAGAP)
  36838  TOCA Touring Car Championship: installer copies one file from CD and then shows an error
  37090  Multiple applications crash with built-in amstream (Shogun: Total War, Medieval: Total War)
  37926  NordicBet Poker-client fails to install
  38625  Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+: incomplete text rendering
  38811  Java JRE 8 installer 'jre-8uXX-windows-i586.exe' crashes on startup (GetThreadPreferredUILanguages is a stub)
  39509  OneDrive for Business installer crashes in Win8 mode (user32.dll 'SetCoalescableTimer' stub missing)
  39940  Stars! tooltips have wrong background color
  40027  Caesar IV Demo crashes at launch
  40342  playSNOW.exe needs implementation of KERNEL32.dll.InterlockedPushListSList
  40355  HeidiSQL not starting since version 1.9.5
  40517  Office 2007 shows error message "Unexpected error during export" when trying to export document as PDF file
  40532  Microsoft Word Viewer 11.8 does not show text on file properties dialog until the text is selected
  40550  AfterEffects CS6 crashes at launch
  40562  AkelPad: [ToolBar plugin] tooltips for toolbar buttons have some extra text

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

The WineHQ Wine development release 1.9.9 is now available for Linux and Mac

The Wine development release 1.9.9 is now available.
What's new in this release:
  • More work towards the WineD3D command stream.
  • Service proxies in WebServices.
  • Query support in the builtin reg.exe utility.
  • Improved support for long URLs in WinInet.
  • 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 1.9.9 (total 38):

  16971  Windows Movie Maker 2.x needs ole32.dll.StgOpenPropStg
  17257  TeX2Word will not install
  23768  winhelp: Some images not shown in certain 16-bit Help files
  25790  WM_SETTEXT handler for the user32 buttons generates WM_CTLCOLOR* inconsistent with Windows user32
  26955  Prince of Persia SoT: control key bindings don't change properly
  27035  3DMark Vantage needs unimplemented function d3dx10_43.dll.D3DX10UnsetAllDeviceObjects
  28825  Mystic Diary - Haunted Island: Multiple sprite-related bugs in hidden object scenes
  30570  3D Custom Shoujo prints invalid GL operations related to device_clear_render_targets
  32451  Multiple installer bundles show a broken/unresponsive dialog window during installation (installer process running out of wndproc slots)
  32979  Metal Gear Solid Crash
  33130  QuarkXPress v9.5 crashes after starting up
  34598  The cursor doesn't highlight chessboard fields precisely in Chessmaster 10
  35793  BOTTLENECK program crashes when loading datasets
  36031  GeForce 9700M incorrectly detected as 9400
  37087  Gothic 2 english demo fails with 'Conflict: a hook process was found. Please deactivate all Antivirus and Anti-Trojan programs and debuggers.'
  38102  Process Hacker 2.x needs winsta.dll.WinStationEnumerateW
  38544  Unable to send messages in Skype
  38865  HiSuite Huwaei Android Smart Device Manager v2.3.55.x crashes on startup
  39437  Visual Studio 2015-compiled C++ programs do not run (unimplemented function api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll._initialize_onexit_table)
  39543  Multiple games and applications crash on unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.FreeUserPhysicalPages (Microsoft Office 2007 diagnosis service, Eden Eternal)
  39608  King Arthur II demo crashes with unimplemented function d3d10_1.dll.D3D10CreateEffectPoolFromMemory with native d3dx10_43 and d3dcompiler_43
  39622  TeamViewer 11 window does not show "Remote Control" and "Meeting" buttons/tabs.
  39759  Add support for detect  Nvidia TITAN Black in wine3d/device list
  39834  Just Cause 2 needs d3dx10_43.dll.D3DX10CreateDevice
  40112  kernel32:time regression
  40244  PostThreadMessage with WM_NOTIFY message should succeed
  40317  PDF Eraser does not open with wine-mono
  40348  Nvidia 800 series cards not detected correctly
  40408  Photoshop CC 2015 now crashes when adjusting levels
  40456  NFS MW + NFS Carbon: Car is flying above/under the track (D3DXVec3Transform needs arguments aliasing)
  40466  Midnight Commander needs KERNEL32.dll.GetConsoleFontInfo
  40473  wine fails to compile with >=glibc-2.23
  40474  Popup menus no longer close when clicking on a different window
  40487  3dmark Vantage Benchmark: unimplemented functions hal.dll.READ and WRITE PORT
  40493  Prison Tycoon 4 crashes on start up needing msvcp71.dll.??$?5DU?$char_traits@D@std@@@std@@YAAAV?$basic_istream@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@@0@AAV10@AAC@Z
  40518  Guild Wars shows only garbled screen when anti-aliasing enabled
  40525  schannel:main does not recognize package version 0x400000
  40551  star craft 2 does not start

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MacGourmet Deluxe 4.2.6 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.
  • 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 4.2.6:
  • Removed a 3rd party library that was causing a crash on startup
  • Fixed the NYTimes web importer to remove html codes from the ingredients
  • Updated the MyRecipes web importer to support their new web page format
  • Updated the web importer to support their latest format (change in ingredients and directions)


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