December 2004 - more patches than you can shake a stick at
maxime.bellenge at wanadoo.fr
Sun Jan 2 10:07:38 CST 2005
Happy new year everybody !
In your list, you forgot your big work on systray. Do you see in your
crystal ball if/when it will be merged ?
On Sun, 2005-01-02 at 14:57 +0000, Mike Hearn wrote:
> Happy new year everybody!
> Being the patch fetishist that I am, I couldn't help noticing that in
> December 2004 we cleared 8mb of patches: that's by far the largest since
> the current archives began in October 2000.
> The extra traffic came from a lot of places:
> - Huge improvements to the Application Database.
> - The number was also pushed higher by an MSI merge from CodeWeavers.
> - Some big janitorial patches went in from Michael Stefaniuc
> - Finally Rob and I were cranking out DCOM patches, and there are of
> course lots more in the pipeline.
> Now time for some crystal ball gazing. Here are some interesting patches
> we might be seeing in 2005:
> - Completion of the WM rewrite work. Alexandre seems to be making great
> progress on this, which will let us fix many of the odd visual
> corruption problems we've been plagued with for so long. It'll also
> let us remerge Alexs winedesktop patch, giving us a real desktop window
> that is used for all apps, at last.
> It should have many other benefits too: fixing the flickering in
> the Half Life menus and allowing us to support the NETWM fullscreen
> protocol. This should let us resolve many instances of the "my game
> starts but I can't type" problem.
> - Lots more DCOM code. Huw Davies is hacking on getting widl to produce
> a stdole32.tlb file, once that's in we can start really nailing
> InstallShield to the wall. We will hopefully get this and the
> thread-affinity patches in the next few months, which should mean
> for the first time we can run InstallShield 6 installers perfectly, out
> of the box.
> Support for newer InstallShields will come as time permits of course.
> - More MSI improvements! CodeWeavers are continuing to work on
> this so it should develop nicely even though the iTunes installer
> work has been completed. Office 2003 will also motivate this. It's
> being used by at least one commercial app porting project as well.
> - Support for running Winelib apps directly, so we can get rid of the
> .exe.so extensions/shell wrapper scripts, and produce "raw" ELF
> binaries. They'll still need the wine loader app to be present of
> course, but it should all be invisible and behind the scenes. Vincent
> Beron and I have been working on this in the last week or so, and we
> just need to finish it off and convince Alexandre the extra assembly
> is worth it! :)
> Who knows what the new year will bring? More apps working out of the box,
> that's for sure! Have fun!
> thanks -mike
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