Linked by Adam S on Fri 26th May 2006 11:13 UTC, submitted by mike_m
Google Google Labs has released Picasa for Linux, ported using Wine by CodeWeavers. The free Picasa download is available now. My Take: The software requirements are fairly hefty in that some features require cutting edge programs like HAL and a 2.6+ kernel, but this is fantastic news for Linux users. Picasa is an excellent program that rivals iPhoto. Update by AS : Google ported Picasa using Wine, but it was still a LOT of work and the result was completely effective. Please read more on the WineHQ mailing list. Update 2: You do not need Wine installed to run this - it's a self-contained Wine lib. Also, the Picasa download apparently doesn't work from all countries. Update by TH: Here's a review.
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It works and that's most important
by Dr-ROX on Fri 26th May 2006 17:22 UTC
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2006-01-03

I've just installed it on Ubuntu Dapper and it just works fine. Actually "port", "not port" is not so important. IMHO most important thing is Google's attention to make Linux "compilant" software whatever Wine, gtk or qt it is. They spent additional money on making Picasa run on Linux. Actually why to do this? We have Windows and etc! But they did, and that's cool. And not only that, google released all Wine patches.
And Now, when some user comes to download Picasa, he will see Download for Linux and it's possible, that he thinks - Um, so, this runs on Linux, probably that Linux stuff it's not so bad after all ;)

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