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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A few points
by on Sat 22nd Oct 2005 06:19 UTC

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1) The DirectX compatibility layer is part of Wine. The Wine project has reimplemented most of DirectX ; for example Direct3D is implemented as a wrapper through OpenGL. WineX/Cedega adds relatively little to Wine actually.

2) Reverse engineering is perfectly legal, except in a few countries. Reverse engineering is a necessary thing if you want to maintain competition and prevent monopolies to happen.

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