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Table Of Contents
|1.||WineLib apps, C++ and global constructors|
|2.||Odin project license change|
|3.||.spec files everywhere|
|4.||PCI access thru BIOS|
IntroductionThis is the twenty sixth release of the Wine's kernel cousin publication. It's main goal is to distribute widely what's going on around Wine (the Un*x windows emulator). WineHQ is still having some trouble after the upgrade 2 weeks ago. Most of the servers are up and running, even the NNTP got back its posted articles; however the NNTP server is no longer updated. This is worked upon, but, unfortunately, not yet done.
Mailing List Stats For This Week
We looked at 159 posts in 589K.
There were 37 different contributors. 22 posted more than once. 20 posted last week too.
The top posters of the week were:
1. WineLib apps, C++ and global constructors
�Archive Link: "Again WineLib problems"
People: ,�Ulrich Weigand,�Bertho Stultiens,�Eric PouechMatthew J. Francis reported a crash in GetCommandLine for a C++ program he tried to make working using winelib. After some investigations by Ulrich Weigand, it turned out that this program has global objects whose constructors call into Windows APIs. While completly correct under Windows, this doesn't work under Wine. The initialisation sequence of a Winelib program is:
2. Odin project license change
�Archive Link: "Odin's changed license"
People: Rein Klazes,�,�Rein KlazeThis may be the latest license discussion with the Odin project (see issue #25 and issue #21) for the previous episodes. Rein Klazes reported some very good news coming from the Odin folks:
3. .spec files everywhere
�Archive Link: "RFC: Auto-registration of built-in DLLs"
People: Ulrich Weigand,�Alexandre Julliard,�Alexandre Julliard and Ulrich Weigand stepped on each other toes this week. Ulrich proposed a mechanims to no loner use a global list of all builtin modules (there are in fact two: one for the 16 bit modules, and another one for the 32 bit modules). According to Ulrich, there are lots of benefits:
4. PCI access thru BIOS
�Archive Link: "Re: PATCH: ignore int in 32bit mode"
People: Ulrich Weigand,�,�Ove K�ven,�Marcus MeissnerOlivier Galibert asked why interrupts were not supported while executing 32 bit code. Ove K�ven, Marcus Meissner and Ulrich Weigand mostly said this was not allowed. But, it turned out that all were considering the DOS interrupts. Olivier's problems came from the PowerDVD application, using int 1a / b101. Ulrich gave more thought on this:
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