Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 22nd Oct 2005 03:07 UTC, submitted by carbon-12
Windows After roughly 12 years of work, the Wine Project is about to take its widely used Windows translation layer to a place it has not been in all that time: beta. Wine Project leader Alexandre Julliard, who has worked on the software nearly since its beginning in 1993 and maintained it since 1994, said in an interview yesterday that the beta release is "a matter of days away." He has since updated that forecast and said it would be released on Tuesday, October 25th.
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GO WINE!
by ZaNkY on Sat 22nd Oct 2005 03:21 UTC
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2005-10-18

Can't wait for the release! My experience with wine has been 50/50 working. Some apps work, others don't some work half way. If they can get Wine to work 100%, I'm ditching microsoft for good ;)

The only reason I stay in WinXp is for Half-life2/DoD:S, Dreamwever/Flash, and other games. IF they can all run SMOOTHLY in unix (OpenBSD for me ;) ) or linux, I think the linux community can take their first offensive to the Microsoft camp.

Who knows, maybe in 3-4 years kids will be learning of the dismal failure of the Microsoft Corporation via some New Linux platform at school.... ;)

There's a lot of work ahead for the Wine group though....

--ZaNkY

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RE: GO WINE!
by dylansmrjones on Sat 22nd Oct 2005 03:43 in reply to "GO WINE!"
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2005-10-02

I'd like that prophecy to come true ;)

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by Tom K on Sat 22nd Oct 2005 03:57 in reply to "RE: GO WINE!"
RE: GO WINE!
by on Sat 22nd Oct 2005 03:58 in reply to "GO WINE!"
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"Who knows, maybe in 3-4 years kids will be learning of the dismal failure of the Microsoft Corporation via some New Linux platform at school.... ;) "

Not if it takes another 12 years to get the other 50%.

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RE[2]: GO WINE!
by on Sat 22nd Oct 2005 04:29 in reply to "RE: GO WINE!"
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You know how they say the last 20% is 80% of the project? We may be waiting a loooooong time.....

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RE: GO WINE!
by ma_d on Sat 22nd Oct 2005 05:11 in reply to "GO WINE!"
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2005-06-29

Wine does not implement a directX compatibility layer, you're concerned mostly with WineX.

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RE[2]: GO WINE!
by on Sat 22nd Oct 2005 05:31 in reply to "RE: GO WINE!"
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"Wine does not implement a directX compatibility layer, you're concerned mostly with WineX."

WINE will play many DX games like World of Warcraft and older games like C&C better than Cedega infact.

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RE[2]: GO WINE!
by japail on Sat 22nd Oct 2005 08:03 in reply to "RE: GO WINE!"
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2005-06-30

At least you never get tired of being wrong.

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by jessta on Sat 22nd Oct 2005 05:39 in reply to "GO WINE!"
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Who knows, maybe in 3-4 years kids will be learning of the dismal failure of the Microsoft Corporation via some New Linux platform at school.... :

hmmm...Seeing as the main use of WINE is to run non-free windows software (eg. Dreamweaver, MS Office) that are dependant on Win32 API, which is controlled by Microsoft. This doesn't really make it a Microsoft killer at all.

- Jesse McNelis

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RE: GO WINE!
by Ben2040 on Sat 22nd Oct 2005 09:42 in reply to "GO WINE!"
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"Who knows, maybe in 3-4 years kids will be learning of the dismal failure of the Microsoft Corporation via some New Linux platform at school.... ;) "

I already use Linux, exclusivly, at school.....we have 2 rooms with about 35 computers each, plus about another 100 spread around the rest of the school all run from thin clients.

Why do we need the demise of Microsoft to enjoy the benefits of Linux???

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RE[2]: GO WINE!
by on Sat 22nd Oct 2005 16:03 in reply to "RE: GO WINE!"
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Can we all just calm down. Please !!!!
Wine going BETA does not mean that you will be able to run windows applications, necessarily. It's more of a cross platform develoment environement. That's what becoming BETA.

I can write an application with the Wine environment as the target and be able to run it unaided on an Win2k machine and be able to run the same application on a Wine environment without modification.
Running windows applications flawlessly is still another ball game, that will need several progressive iterations of the software before it can be dependant of the windows binaries/libraries themselves....

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