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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by on Sat 22nd Oct 2005 16:03 UTC in reply to "RE: GO WINE!"

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Can we all just calm down. Please !!!!
Wine going BETA does not mean that you will be able to run windows applications, necessarily. It's more of a cross platform develoment environement. That's what becoming BETA.

I can write an application with the Wine environment as the target and be able to run it unaided on an Win2k machine and be able to run the same application on a Wine environment without modification.
Running windows applications flawlessly is still another ball game, that will need several progressive iterations of the software before it can be dependant of the windows binaries/libraries themselves....

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