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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RE: outlook support
by twickline on Tue 10th Mar 2009 12:52 UTC in reply to "outlook support"
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2005-12-31

Codeweavers supports OutLook here is the link to OutLook 2007 in their appdb.

http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/browse/name/?app_id=2841

They want to have OutLook and all other MS Office apps at a Gold rank, Gold means the application runs exactly in CrossOver as it would on native Windows.

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RE[2]: outlook support
by evert on Tue 10th Mar 2009 14:34 in reply to "RE: outlook support"
evert Member since:
2005-07-06

Thanks for the link. It looks like Outlook support is improved last year :-)

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