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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For example there would be a wine16 for 16 bit win3.1 apps, wine9x for win95-ME apps, and wineNT for NT/2k/XP apps. Of corse they would share code that was compatible across all versions.

THe reason I think this would help is that wine developers would only have to focus on getting compatability for the win version they are working on, without worrying about breaking compatiblity with other versions. With windows vista around the corner wine is going to have another hurdle.

To me it seems like we would have wine16 in final, myabe 9x in neer final and NT in alpha/beta this way. of course this is in an ideal situation with the developers sticking to one version.

IS there some reason why they don't or is this how they do it in the background and just combine it all with the release?

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