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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I'm sad
by Beryllium on Sat 22nd Oct 2005 03:47 UTC
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2005-07-08

It makes me sad that I couldn't get Wirsbo Advanced Design Suite to work under Wine. Could've saved WADS of cash. (That was a pun, if you didn't notice.)

Something about VisualBasic6/VisualBasic.NET and ODBC wasn't playing right, and the darn thing would crash on startup with a stupidly vague error message.

Makes me sad, because it means I'll have to build some Windows boxes at work. And we're mostly a Linux shop. And Windows is trés annoying to adminstrate. ;)

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RE: I'm sad
by on Sat 22nd Oct 2005 04:08 in reply to "I'm sad"
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Try running the app on a seperate machine and export it to the X desktop (use RDP or something else). (May not be acceptable in this case, but it is an option in many cases.)

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RE[2]: I'm sad
by Beryllium on Sat 22nd Oct 2005 06:21 in reply to "RE: I'm sad"
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2005-07-08

That's a novel ideal, but it still requires a Windows machine. And, therefore, a Windows license.

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RE[2]: I'm sad
by on Mon 24th Oct 2005 18:05 in reply to "RE: I'm sad"
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I like to use either rdesktop (http://www.rdesktop.org/) to get windows on linux or freeNX (http://freenx.berlios.de/) for linux on windows. ;)

-- "Why fight over using Windows or Linux; Use both."

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RE: I'm sad
by zerblat on Sat 22nd Oct 2005 11:56 in reply to "I'm sad"
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2005-07-06

You could try contacting Codeweavers and try to find out how much work it would be to get your apllication to work with Wine: http://www.codeweavers.com/services/engagements/kick_the_tires/

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