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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RE: uh...
by dsmogor on Fri 26th May 2006 14:57 UTC in reply to "uh..."
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2005-09-01

Wine requires quite a bit of tweaking to acceptably run any moderately complex windows app. I guess this and windows source code cleanup to only use mainstream API calls accounts for porting. Besides requirements clearly state that they added some Linux specific bits.

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RE[2]: uh...
by dylansmrjones on Fri 26th May 2006 16:21 in reply to "RE: uh..."
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Please define "moderately complex" as well as "quite a bit of tweaking".

It runs Sun JDK fine without tweaking, just run the Win32 installer, and off you go.

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