Wine Traffic #18 For 22�Nov�1999

By Eric Pouech

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This is the eighteenth release of the Wine kernel cousin publication. Its main goal is to distribute widely what's going on around Wine (the Un*x windows emulator).

Mailing List Stats For This Week

We looked at 87 posts in 416K.

There were 37 different contributors. 18 posted more than once. 14 posted last week too.

The top posters of the week were:

1. Extending DISPLAY DLL

�Archive Link: "Extending DISPLAY DLL"

People: Andreas Mohr,�,�Ulrich Weigand

Andreas Mohr tried to let native Win 3.1 USER.EXE be loaded under Wine. One of the issues Andi had was USER DLL trying to get one specific resource from the DISPLAY DLL (the DLL handling part of the video card). There was no way to add resources to a Wine DLL, so, Ulrich Weigand quickly provided a patch for this, but was afraid that running native USER.EXE from Win 3.1 will not be so easy (mainly because of the absence of 32 bit routines from Windows 3.1 USER).

2. Patents

�Archive Link: "Patents"

People: ,�Patrik Stridval

Patrik Stridval forwarded an article ( about GraphOn Corp. acquiring a patent which describes how to display remotely Windows Applications on UNIX (and Linux) boxes using the X protocol.

Even if everybody agrees this is again a ridiculous patent, it may impair Wine, as well as other programs like VNC which all use X as the display protocol between server and client to display Windows' applications (Wine also displays Windows application through the X protocol, even if X client and server sit on the same machine).

3. Big Apps

�Subject: "Editorial"


More and more people are working to get big applications (Internet Explorer, Outlook 98...) to work correctly under Windows. There has been some progress this week, such as IE5 finally displaying the images, and Outlook getting a bit further. Those are still non-functional applications, but it's always good news to see those big and complex applications start to work.

Sharon And Joy

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