dank at kegel.com
Tue Mar 14 09:54:28 CST 2006
I've been dogfooding Wine with Firefox for some time.
It's totally usable and good looking now.
The four open bugs,
http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4523 (copy/paste problem)
http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4528 (too tall)
http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4762 (flash crash)
http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4829 (jerky animations)
while serious, do not prevent me from getting work done.
A new problem is that apps have been crashing with
X Error of failed request: BadAtom (invalid Atom parameter)
Major opcode of failed request: 17 (X_GetAtomName)
Atom id in failed request: 0x0
every day. This is on Ubuntu 5.10 with updates, and might
be a problem with the X server. I'll try updating to Ubuntu 6.04
flight 5 and see if that makes it go away.
Anyway, since Firefox is in fairly good good shape, I'm
now running putty under wine instead of using linux's built-in ssh.
Works fine. Three annoyances:
1) takes a while (ten seconds) to open up session after clicking 'open'.
2) every keystroke yields the console message
fixme:imm:ImmReleaseContext (0xb014e, 0x7fdbee18): stub
3) It took me a while to figure out how to copy and paste in putty,
since Linux doesn't have the 'copy / paste' items in the upper left
corner menu. (ctrl-insert and shift-insert work fine.) But that's
a linux window manager issue, not a wine issue.
Overall, I'm productive and happy. Success!
Since those are the *only two gui apps I use*
on Linux, I'm running out of things to dogfood!
Oh, once in a while I need an image editor.
Maybe I'll dogfood windows gimp next (quadruple yuck)...
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