Fwd: WWN 353
zgold at bluesata.com
Fri Oct 10 11:19:30 CDT 2008
I'm forwarding (with permission) to Wine-Devel an email I got about
the most recent WWN and 'Other Platforms' support.
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From: Rodney Sparapani <rsparapa at mcw.edu>
Date: Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 1:02 PM
Subject: WWN 353
To: zgold at bluesata.com
I really like your column. But, I was shocked to read:
The biggest issue in this area is demand. There were specific BSD builds
of crossover posted sometime back after much demand and Codeweavers saw
very very little response. As a result not much effort has been put into
the area. In short: if you're a user of Wine on BSD, Solaris or OS X and want
more support speak up!
I don't know why the BSD experience with CrossOver has to have any bearing
on OS X and Solaris support for Wine. Let me say it clearly: WE WANT SUPPORT!
I have been trying to get Wine to work on these platforms for years.
hackers created the Darwine package for OS X which has Wine in a nice installer
and it has been working since about 0.9.12 (so a couple of years, I guess) and
improving (which may have more to do with Wine improvements). For Solaris,
Wine just started working for me with 1.1.3 (there were 3 Solaris
patches in that
release). Now, does this mean that I want to buy CrossOver? Not necessarily.
I'm not sure if there is much to be gained. I certainly would consider it,
if it was better. However, from my experience with the beta on OS X, I don't
really see it as helpful at all. Maybe I'm wrong. But, if I'm wrong, then
that doesn't mean that I don't want my platforms supported.
Rodney Sparapani Center for Patient Care & Outcomes Research (PCOR)
Sr. Biostatistician http://www.mcw.edu/pcor
4 wheels good, 2 wheels better! Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)
WWLD?: What Would Lombardi Do? Milwaukee, WI, USA
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