Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Mon 9th Mar 2009 23:31 UTC, submitted by twickline
General Development Jeremy White posted the CodeWeavers' Outlook for 2009, explaining what the group has been working fervently on the past eight months as well as plans for the coming months of 2009. CodeWeavers develops and sells CrossOver, an application based upon Wine that can run Windows applications on Mac OS X and Linux, specifically certain games and office applications. They're also the leading corporate backer of the Wine Project. In the road map, White explains that the past eight months have been spent on unattractive, under-the-hood improvements to Wine, particularly "things like .NET support, work on a DIB Engine, Gdiplus, and a lot of Direct X work. We've also spent a lot of energy focusing on issues with Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007, in an effort to bring those applications fully up to 'Gold' level." He goes on to say that DirectX 9 support is coming along nicely for the CrossOver Games project, and DirectX 10 is around the corner. The plans for the upcoming months include shipping CrossOver 8.0 for both Linux and Mac, which will include many improvements, the juiciest of which are centered around Photoshop CS3, Microsoft Office, and Quicken 2009. Aside from adding more and better application support in Wine, the GUI of CrossOver is supposed to get a hefty overhaul by the CodeWeavers team.
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conflict of interest
by pooo on Tue 10th Mar 2009 05:25 UTC
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Member since:
2006-04-22

I'd really like to see the business plan for codeweavers. It never made any sense that they should "finish". What they are doing however is a great plan, string people along with endless promises of finally getting all windows apps to work but never actually get there.

Also, someone already said this but I'm pretty sure you didn't mean "frivolously". Maybe assiduously?

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RE: conflict of interest
by John Blink on Tue 10th Mar 2009 07:38 in reply to "conflict of interest"
John Blink Member since:
2005-10-11

Support CrossOver and their staff and you support the WINE project. What is the conflict.

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RE: conflict of interest
by JMcCarthy on Tue 10th Mar 2009 08:39 in reply to "conflict of interest"
JMcCarthy Member since:
2005-08-12

You can say the same thing about any piece of software. There is no end because the target is continually evolving. There'll never be a point in time where it's finished, but as long as it runs the applications its customers desire to run, I'm sure they're happy -- it's not like they're kept in the dark as to what works and what doesn't.

http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/browse/name/

Edited 2009-03-10 08:43 UTC

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