May 13, 2005
May 11, 2005
We are pleased to announce the Software Freedom Law Center will be providing legal counsel to the Wine project. The SFLC stands at the forefront of legal representation for free and open source software. Its distinguished board includes Eben Moglen, Lawrence Lessig, Diane M. Peters, and Daniel J. Weitzner. From the press release:
May 6, 2005
May 5, 2005
We've got our own Wiki now! Thanks to Dimi Paun for putting it together the Wine Wiki and hosting it. So far we've put in a user area and a developer area. Feel free to add whatever useful information you think should be on there. This is community driven, we can't do it without your help!
May 3, 2005
A special edition of the Wine Weekly News was released today as a summary of WineConf 2005.
May 1, 2005
WineConf 2005 has wrapped up. Everyone had a great time, albeit pretty tired. We have a bunch of people that really helped out and it's amazing how many people worked on a pretty seamless event. Mr. Ulrich Gemkow with the University of Stuttgart put together the venue and organized the local student organization, Fachschaft Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik (pictured above). Finally, the Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart, David Gümbel with ITOMIG, and Jeremy White of CodeWeavers provided a bunch of behind the scenes support, including financial help. Thanks everyone!
We'll try to post a full summary in a few days. We recorded the presentations, so hopefully we can get those up as well.
April 22, 2005
April 21, 2005
April 19, 2005
Typically development slows as summer approaches, but March showed a lot of new additions. Alexandre released a new version of Wine today:
Binary packages are in the process of being built, but the source is available now. You can find out more about this release in the announcement. Check out our download page for packages for your favorite distribution.
April 15, 2005
April 8, 2005
April 1, 2005
March 30, 2005
CodeWeavers announced version 4.2 of CrossOver Office today. This release adds support for EndNote 8, Quicken 2005, QuickBooks 2001-2004 and iTunes 4.7.1. The Server Edition product has been updated as well. Besides the new application support, bug fixes and stability improvements for other applications are included. For more details, see the changelog.
March 25, 2005
March 18, 2005
March 11, 2005
March 10, 2005
Alexandre released a new version of Wine today with the following changes noted:
March 7, 2005
In belated news, we've updated some pages on WineHQ. Tom Wickline reviewed and made some changes to Wine's status pages To get a feel for the progress, check out the status page changelog. Dimi Paun went through the to do list and marked a few tasks as complete. Finally, we had a janitorial task marked as complete to use Interlocked functions in AddRef and Release methods.
March 4, 2005
February 25, 2005
According to Microsoft, Wine ranks as the number one cross-platform API translation technology:
Feel the love.
February 25, 2005
February 18, 2005
February 17, 2005
We're on the radar screen.
Microsoft's new Windows Genuine Advantage program seeks to curb software piracy by allowing downloads only to licensed copies of their operating systems. To do this, an executable named GenuineCheck.exe (MD5 hash = 05499eaa4d4f55af32f5b14561ee7e55) gets downloaded if you go to their website with Firefox. If you happen to look at the strings in that file, you'll notice a reference to a registry key that looks curiously familiar: SOFTWARE\Wine\Wine\Config. That little string, albeit subtle, happens to be the first Wine-specific test Microsoft has made in a program.
Any developers from Redmond wishing to report bugs in Wine are encouraged to use our Bugzilla database.
February 11, 2005
This month's CVS snapshot is out. Alexandre noted the following additions:
February 11, 2005