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Friday, August 5, 2016

Q4Wine 1.3.1 has been released for Linux and Mac OSX

Q4Wine is a Qt GUI for Wine. It will help you manage wine prefixes and installed applications. It currently supported on Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X platforms.

Q4Wine was initially written by Alexey S. Malakhov aka John Brezerk. General idea comes from WineTools scripts which were initially written by Frank Hendriksen.


General features are:

  • Can export Qt color theme into wine colors settings;
  • Can easy work with different wine versions at same time;
  • Easy creating, deleting and managing prefixes (WINEPREFIX);
  • Easy controlling for wine process;
  • Autostart icons support;
  • Easy cd-image use;
  • You can extract icons from PE files (.exe .dll);
  • Easy backup and restore for managed prefixes;
  • Winetriks support;
  • And more: Explore it!;
Version changes since v1.3.1
Added:
  • Allow to execute and create icons for .bat and .msi files BUG-69;
  • Added Chinese (China) translation (thx 2 Mingye Wang and Mingcong Bai);
  • Added Japanese translation (thx 2 Masanori Kakura);
Fixed:
  • Renamed 'New' menu option for icon and prefix view to 'New icon' and 'New folder' respectively to avoid confusion BUG-69;
  • Icon description is not exported into *.desktop file BUG-69;
  • Winetrick's item description label doesn't wrap properly BUG-71;
  • Qt5: detailed view item selection duplicate BUG-75;
  • q4wine-cli does not accept extra app arguments BUG-78;
  • Translation files moved from i18n to l10n;
  • Hide deprecated prefix options if values are not set;


MacOS and Windows software bundles, save up to 90% off the normal retail price only at BundleHunt.
 

Interview CodeWeavers President Discusses Porting Windows Apps to Chromebooks

After becoming the first company to show Windows apps running on a Chromebook, CodeWeavers' James Ramey tells WinBuzzer how CrossOver for Android will work. He also talks about the need for Windows apps across platforms and the hardware restrictions of Chromebooks.


 Last week I had the chance to sit down with James Ramey, President of CodeWeavers. The company’s CrossOver technology has been porting Windows applications to Linux and Mac for nearly two decades. Recently the company became the first to bridge Windows apps to a Chromebook, using CrossOver for Android.

During a wide-ranging discussion, Ramey talked about how CrossOver for Android overcomes the hardware restrictions on Chromebooks. He also had plenty to say about how Google’s computing platform has plenty of room to grow.

Nevertheless, Ramey believes that there will always be a need for Windows applications, but is unsure on Microsoft’s plans with cross-platform openness.

You’ve been porting Windows applications to Linux for nearly two decades and Mac since 2006. What were the differences or challenges in porting to Chromebook’s compared to those other platforms?

“Chromebooks are a more sandboxed environment than either the Linux or Mac platforms, so there are more restrictions in regards to applications like CodeWeavers (CrossOver). Not restrictions from the standpoint of just not wanting Windows applications, but restrictions in how applications run in general. A lot of times our applications link back to data and information. We run things on the fly, and sometimes that isn’t conducive in the Chromium environment.

There are some challenges there in how the applications run. Additionally there are other limitations. We are dealing with Open GL ES over Open GL, so there are different libraries to transfer for as opposed to platforms such as Linux or Mac.

From a hardware standpoint there are other challenges. Chromebooks in the past have not had the processor, RAM, and hard drive space you would hope to have in a PC. There are some challenges working with hardware constraints, not necessarily for our technology, but regarding the support of Windows technology.

Microsoft Windows based applications have this expectation to have almost unlimited RAM, of vast hard drives, and incredible processing power. If all those conditions aren’t met then you have some instability, you have some performance degradation that you work through. That’s where we have to compensate and find ways to make things run better with restricted resources.”

MacOS and Windows software bundles, save up to 90% off the normal retail price only at BundleHunt.
 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Putty for Mac OS X now available

Putty is one of the Best Terminal Emulators available today. It Supports different types of Network Protocols such as SSH, FTP, SCP, Telnet etc. In Windows it is used as SSH Client to connect to Your Linux server or for some other purpose But what will you do if you are on Mac? You might be thinking , Is there any Software like Putty for Mac Available?  The answer is Yes! With the help of some other Software's we can Use putty on Mac although Putty is used widely on Windows Platform. Official Versions of Putty are available on Unix like Platforms, and now it's widely available for Mac systems running OSX 10.9.5 or higher.

SSH is available by default in Mac and Linux or Unix. Although you can use terminal for SSH connections still there are some benefits using putty such as Other clients don’t keep connections alive whereas Putty does. Also it is cool to use Putty as your SSH client if you are doing some VMware ESXi or CISCO Stuffs, transferring files, managing files on a server or whatever.









Putty for Mac only cost $15.00 and is available in Wine Reviews online store.

Mariner Software Store at Wine Reviews

Mariner Software develops Mac and Windows applications for Developers and publishers on Mac, Win, and iOS, as well as home and office and writing software such as MacGourmet, Paperless, MacJournal and many more.


You can now purchase all of Mariner Software titles in the new Wine Reviews store, here is the Mariner Software section.