Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Feb 2006 10:50 UTC, submitted by editingwhiz
Google Google and CodeWeavers are working together to bring Google's popular Windows Picasa photo editing and sharing program to Linux. The program is now in a limited beta test. If this program is successful, other Google applications will be following it to the Linux desktop, sources say. The Linux Picasa implementation includes the full feature set of the Windows Picasa 2.x software. It is not, strictly speaking, a port of Picasa to Linux. Instead, Linux Picasa combines Windows Picasa code and Wine technology to run Windows Picasa on Linux. This, however, will be transparent to Linux users, when they download, install, and run the free program on their systems.
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Ford Prefect
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2006-01-16

You got me wrong, I was talking about the general usage of wine for native linux builds. I never ran this particular program.

In general, it is not a userfriendly idea to have a GUI completely apart the "common" GUI in the particular environment the user works with and should be used to.

It's just a shame to see everybody here talking about "x86 only", "I want it native" etc. without really knowing how this is done. A little read on wine's Website would help a lot ;)

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