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Wine Traffic #81 For 5 Feb 2001

By Eric Pouech

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This is the 81st 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 70 posts in 277K.

There were 28 different contributors. 16 posted more than once. 10 posted last week too.

The top posters of the week were:

1. Delphi and Kylix

30 Jan 2001 (3 posts) Archive Link: "press: linuxworld"

People: CodeWeaversMarcus Meissner

Marcus Meissner posted some report about a Borland announcement (, even quoting some parts:

>From various reports, it seems that Wine is used for porting the IDE to Linux, however, the compilation toolchain seems to be a raw port to Linux.

2. DirectDraw & TransGaming

30 Jan 2001 - 30 Jan 2000 (2 posts) Archive Link: "New TransGaming Patch"

People: Gavriel StateAndreas MohrTransGaming

Gavriel State announced a new version of the TransGaming D3D patch (BROKEN KCREF for more details):
Just wanted to mention that a new TransGaming patch is available from our web-site now. This patch is mostly just to bring our AFPLed D3D work into sync with the DirectX changes that we've contributed to WineHQ CVS lately. There's not much new on the D3D side, though we're working hard with some hardware and sofware vendors to improve performance there, which you'll see in upcoming releases.

The nicest thing about the latest release is that we've incorporated Andreas Mohr's SetWindowLong patch, which along with the work he did on CreateProcess now allows InstallShield installers to work properly.

The other big news item is that with our recent DirectInput work, and a minor tweak to Wine's OpenGL thunking layer, American McGee's Alice demo now works perfectly. The full version won't work, due to SafeDisk copy protection, but we're starting to talk to engineers at Macrovision to help us resolve that issue.







Sharon And Joy

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