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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If we could get Nero Recode and AnyDVD working under WINE, then I would be able to completely ditch Windows on my one remaining box (oh, tell a lie, I have a dual boot laptop too, but that's just for visiting clients sites).

DVD Shrink and DVD Decrypter work after a fashion, with a lot of hacking, but they're both dead products now, plus the latest WINE/Crossover doesn't seem to be able to use the SPTI driver anymore (even in nt40/win2k mode).

Of course they work under VMWare, but that still requires Windows and really does work the processor hard emulating the drives, it's a lot slower than native.

Linux really doesn't have anything near the quality of these 4 products, vobcopy, Perl-Video-DVDRip etc. just don't come close.

I guess we can always hope that Recode gets ported to Linux like Nero Burning ROM did.

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