Ubuntu packages for wine-0.9.35 are broken

Nick Law nlaw at nildram.co.uk
Sun Apr 15 17:40:34 CDT 2007

Nick Law wrote:
> Scott Ritchie wrote:
>> On Sat, 2007-04-14 at 13:08 -0600, Vitaliy Margolen wrote:
>>> I'm getting number of reports on #winehq as well as in bugzilla about
>>> new Ubuntu packages for 0.9.35 having problems with displaying text and
>>> mouse cursor. It appears there were some problems with xrandr during
>>> compiling them.
>>> Scott could you take a look at this and fix them as soon as you can? Or
>>> at least remove broken packages from the repository?
>>> Vitaliy.
>> The only change between this package and the previous one (0.9.34) was
>> that I removed libarts1-dev as a build dependency.  I'm using the same
>> machine, build environment, and everything.  If there's a problem, it's
>> likely a Wine one.
>> I would venture to guess that the reason there seem to be so many Ubuntu
>> problems is because we have so many Ubuntu users - as noted earlier,
>> though, SuSE seems to have brokenness as well.
>> I did notice after running Winecfg something unexpected happened: it
>> started profiling the fonts all over again like it was the first time I
>> had run it.  Something must have changed in this new version, and it
>> might have broken older installs.
>> Does that help narrow it down?
>> Thanks,
>> Scott Ritchie
> I've tried 0.9.34 on a second suse 9.3 system ( identical system, same 
> distro level ) and notepad works correctly. There is one difference 
> between the two systems, the one that doesn't work has the 
> c:\windows\fonts\ directory popoulated with windows truetype fonts and 
> the non working fonts, such as couri.fon ( not sure if I spelled that 
> correctly, but you get the idea ). However the system where notepad 
> works ... it's c:\windows\fonts\ directory has no font files in it 
> what so ever. Could wine be using these .fon fonts in 
> c:\windows\fonts\ which it then can't display correctly ?.
> I'll remove the .fon files from c:\windows\fonts\ on the non working 
> system on Monday and see if that fixes notepad. Maybe something in 
> wine changed that affected it's ability to display .fon fonts ..
> Nick
I'm seeing other broken apps as regards fonts as tests coming through on 
the appdb. Here's a quote from the Logicworks 5.0.2 app.
Significantly more frequent crashes from 0.9.34 release. Menu fonts too 
small to clearly read. Close and minimize buttons replaced by dingbat 
characters, seemingly at random. Some of the fonts are inexplicably 
altered to italics and/or serif fonts from the plain sans-serif default. 
Some existing circuits were distorted and difficult to alter. and there 
are problems creating new device symbols. Tested files were found to 
still render correctly under Windows and under 0.9.34, though one was 
corrupted and unusable.

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