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Wine Traffic #58 For 28�Aug�2000

By Eric Pouech

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This is the 58th 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).

Wine Wine-20000821 has been released. Here are the main changes:

Mailing List Stats For This Week

We looked at 58 posts in 128K.

There were 30 different contributors. 11 posted more than once. 15 posted last week too.

The top posters of the week were:

1. Windows documentation

22�Aug�2000�-�23�Aug�2000 (7 posts) Archive Link: "Sources of information"

People: ,�James Sutherland,�Dave Pickles

Dave Pickles asked where he could find
'undocumented' information about Win32 useful for Wine?

Dave has Schulman's "Undocumented Windows" book, but it only covers 16-bit Windows.

James Sutherland reported Schulman also wrote "Unauthorized Windows '95"
which makes quite interesting reading ; it was written before the final builds were out, so there are a couple of features which have changed but quite a good discussion of Win95's underside. Possibly a bit too low-level, though.

James went on with four other books' titles (Undocumented DOS and Undocumented Windows, and DOS Internals and Windows Internals) which cover the low-level aspects of Windows 3.x.

The discussion then evolved into the licensing scheme for Win2k (that some universities have). But this is of little interest of Wine (in peculiar to do a clean room implementation and avoid some legal issues).

2. Corel Wine FAQ

23�Aug�2000 (1 post) Archive Link: "Corel Wine FAQ document available"

People: Jeff Tranter,�

Jeff Tranter from Corel posted the URL of a Corel Wine FAQ. This document
answers some commonly asked questions that users and developers have asked about Wine and Corel's Linux porting strategy. It also attempts to dispel some common misconceptions about Wine.

Sharon And Joy

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