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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japail
Member since:
2005-06-30

No, the point is that webapps are not pertinent to this discussion featuring "Vista," "WinForms," and the relevance of "Wine" in the face of Mono and Vista. Wine's success or failure will have rather little to do with ASP.NET And trotting out webapps in a willfully-small domain to complain about your gripes with other discussions to flog on his wording is a total straw man.

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jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

Haha if that's what you think you are seriously mistaken my friend. If wine is to be a serious contender, it must take into contention anything/everything that is windows related...that means the Vista API, .Net...everything.

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abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

Haha if that's what you think you are seriously mistaken my friend. If wine is to be a serious contender, it must take into contention anything/everything that is windows related...that means the Vista API, .Net...everything.

No it doesn't at all. All WINE has to do to be relevant is to run popular windows-based apps like photoshop, office, flash, etc. Some of these apps people can't live without. When it comes to smaller apps there are usually excellent, and often superior, free software alternatives.

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japail Member since:
2005-06-30

That has to be the most intellectually-bankrupt response to "your entire post has nothing to do with this conversation" that I've seen all day. Well done.

For your next trick you'll expound on why unless Wine implements PHP the impending release of Vista will herald its irrelevance because 90% of all Fortune 500 companies use it to implement webapps. Thank you "Jayson Knight" for pointing everyone in the right direction. If that makes no sense at all, that's good because you don't.

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