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Wine Traffic #35 For 20�Mar�2000

By Eric Pouech

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This is the 35th 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).

Mailing List Stats For This Week

We looked at 89 posts in 223K.

There were 28 different contributors. 14 posted more than once. 14 posted last week too.

The top posters of the week were:

1. XFree86 and Wine

�Archive Link: "Wine problem with XFree 4.0"

People: ,�Lionel Ulmer

Lionel Ulmer reported some serious problems running Wine with XFree86 4.0. This is because XFree86 4.0 includes OpenGL and other extensions that depends on the standard threading system (normally pthreads), while Wine implements its own threading system to mimic Win32's.

Before a reasonable fix is found, several (more or less nasty) workarounds are available:

2. Socket bug hunt

�Archive Link: "Help on winsock problem..."

People: Alexandre Julliard,�,�Ove K�ven

Matthew Cline reported some socket connections issues with Real Player 7. He investigated a bit the issue, and it turned out that the server was confused by receiving two simultaneous events (some data are to be read, and the connection has been closed), and wasn't reporting all the information (and the data) back to the application.

Ove K�ven promptly proposed a fix, but was unsure of the utter correctness of it. Alexandre Julliard confirmed that it was the way to go, even if the implementation details remained to be revisited (mostly by changing a bit the socket handling).

Ove, Alexandre and Alex Korobka discussed then further the implementation.

3. Another Wine CVS mirror

�Archive Link: "Announce: CVS mirror"

People: Andreas Mohr,�

Andreas Mohr announced that he put up another CVS mirror for the Wine tree.
and password is cvs.

Andreas also added that users shouldn't been annoyed by the harmless
cvs server: cannot open /root/.cvsignore: Permission denied
Many CVS servers have this problem and nobody seems to know how to prevent the server from accessing /root/.cvsignore.

Sharon And Joy

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