Wednesday 2 July 2008 at 23:28 (0 comments)
PlayOnLinux just make its fourth appearance in the (French) press. (We don't know for the other language papers so feel free to report it to us if it would happen)
We thank "Linux Pratique" for the following article, appeared in their magazine (N° 48) at the seventieth page.
Here is the translation of the article:
Let's mention also the PlayOnLinux project (http://www.playonlinux.com), a Wine based piece of software allowing you to install and easily use numerous games and softwares designed to run exclusively on Microsoft's Windows. On the project's website, you will find PlayOnLinux packaged for the distributions: Archlinux, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Frugalware, Mandriva, Opensuse and PCLinuxOS.
This article had been added to the press page
Sunday 29 June 2008 at 23:05 (0 comments)
I'm ashamed ... very ashamed .... and I'm maybe not the only one ... because we forgot to signal something important!
This is the birthday of someone important on the website ... yes! Tinou!
Despite our late (for me, it was done the 26th, so 3 days of late!) or the probable ignorance of his birthday's date for someones, we wish him an happy birthday to the
big boss Tinou who celebrate his 17 years. Here is a beautiful cake to be forgiven.
By the way, we thank him for his exceptional work, he spend a lot of time for this noble cause, and working with him is an honor and a pride.
Happy birthday to him!
Zoloom runs to hide in order to avoid the divine wraith ... but this news will be removed tomorrow at midnight.
Sunday 29 June 2008 at 22:43 (0 comments)
Who doesn't wait impatiently for the sequel of this best-seller RTS?
We hope this wonderful game will be Linux compatible (OpenGL used to be available in all Blizzard's games).Despite the numerous rumors we can find on the Internet since the game's announcement, a realistic release date would be appeared on three big American sellers' website:
So this date would be the: 3th of December 2008
It matches with what Blizzard announced, that is to say a release during the end of 2008.
Despite it isn't an official date
, it would be strange that these 3 online shops would have announce this date by chance.
Wait and see
Official website (en)
Sunday 29 June 2008 at 22:21 (1 comments)
The first development version of Wine after their stable version (1.0) was released 2 two days ago, in the evening.
So this "unstable" version brings the usual number of new features and improvements:
* Many more gdiplus functions implemented.
* Improved graphics tablet support.
* Many Richedit fixes and improvements.
* Support for HWND_MESSAGE windows.
* A lot of new MSHTML functions.
* Many fixes in MSI registry handling.
* Initial implementation of the inetmib1 DLL.
* Improvements to the quartz renderers.
* Various bug fixes.
A number of bugs were fixed, as listed in this page
See you in two weeks for the next development version.
Good evening on PlayOnLinux.
Sunday 29 June 2008 at 22:07 (0 comments)
This minor version only brings IRC related improvements.
- The integrated IRC client was improved, notably to ease the discussions via private message, as you can see HERE
. (Actually, this improvement was introduced in the 3.0.5 version but 3.0.7 one was released only few days later)
- Due to some issues with the PlayOnLinux's IRC server, the integrated IRC client now connects you directly at irc.freenode.com, on the #playonlinux channel
Other new thing, independent from the POL's version: there is one channel per language.
So you can now join one of the following channels, depending on the language you want to speak:
Therefore, we will only accept English on the #playonlinux channel.
Sunday 29 June 2008 at 21:34 (0 comments)
We couldn't carry on regardless of a such event: after 15 ans of a fastidious development, Wine's 1.0 version (stable), preceded by 5 Release Candidates, is available.
Announced as mature, this version did yet shown that it was able to run almost every Windows application.
This version only brings bug fixes to correct the large number of malfunctionings of the older versions.
Here are the main fixed bugs, from the changelogs on the official website:
Version 1.0 rc1
Version 1.0 rc2
Version 1.0 rc3
Version 1.0 rc4
Version 1.0 rc5
Thus, many applications and games did benefit from tweaks.
We congratulate the Wine project and all its contributors who did manage to bring an efficient solution to run our favorite games under Linux. We thank them for their exemplary work.
Good evening on PlayOnLinux.
Sunday 29 June 2008 at 20:27 (0 comments)
First of all, I want to apologize for this version's delay (note from the translator: I want to apologize too for the translation's delay). Indeed, a version was planned sooner but I did prefer to do everything in the same time in order to propose a satisfying version before the 1.0 version (which shouldn't be released before several months because of the holidays and the improvement's difficulty).
So to being forgiven, I propose you a version of POLSC which is, in my opinion, practical and has powerful features.
This 0.4 version brings numerous new things:
- A script creation assistant able to create every script type very easily (Script that need a download or a CD-ROM for example). It is more beautiful, practical and has an help for each thing asked to the user.
Obviously, it's fully compatible with the version 3 of PlayOnLinux. The others functions in the 'Functions' menu will be updated in the v1, all the windows will be re-designed.
- After many requests, you can now go to the next text field (only in the assistant) by pressing two times the TAB button. In order to save some time.
- The Cancel/Do Again functions work at last. Please note also a more practical text field.
- The whole functions use, as the help, MulX's documentation. By the way, I thank him for his work.
- Commands are now added at the current place of the cursor.
- The "Quit without save?" window is now set to appear only when required.
- An update assistant was added. It notifies you if a new version of POLSC is available. For the next version It will propose you to download and install the new version automatically.
- For lack of a tabs system, I added a button to remove the current script's content.
- Enlarged main windows which was to small according to some users.
The fixed bugs are:
- The bug with "Save As" which was creating an empty file.
- Some orthographic mistakes.
- Memory leaks.
That's its for this version. I want to release a 0.5 version, just before the v1 development's beginning. It will only add minor features and fix 0.4 version's bugs.
Since this version had required to re-write many lines of code, I invite you to report potential bugs to fix in the 0.5 version.
I want to thank MulX for providing a more explicit documentation than mine, Tinou for his numerous ideas, critiques, beta-tests and uploading, and also the whole staff for supporting me and making me happy when I wasn't.
See you soon for the 0.5,
Good evening on PlayOnLinux.
Wednesday 18 June 2008 at 10:51 (0 comments)
The Wine Review website have been closed two days ago ... to come back with a brand new version.
No more blogspot with lots of ads, Tom Wickline decided to buy his own domain name.
You can find the new website here: http://www.wine-reviews.net
There is even a PlayOnLinux dedicated category
Have a good surf
Sunday 15 June 2008 at 19:48 (0 comments)
The 3.0.3 minor version was out yesterday.
Some few changes:
- Big improvement of integrated IRC client which now supports the OP, HALF-OP, VOICE and BAN commands with nice logos
- A copyright issue fixed: I had to hurry to release this version because I forgot to indicate "Icon Provided by Tango Desktop Project"
Thursday 12 June 2008 at 16:12 (0 comments)
PlayOnLinux did a large number of updates for the scripts.
Let's start with the newcomers:
Inno Setup (A Windows setup creator)
mIRC (the famous scriptable IRc client)
Trillian (A very powerful Multi-protocol Instant Messenger that works perfectly with Wine)
IZArc (A free and adaptable archive extractor. I didn't found any equivalent piece of software for Linux)
.NET Framework 2.0
This last one will be useful to install the .NET Framework 2.0 in the prefix of your choice.
- Several scripts have been renamed for a better integration and more clarity.
- The Notepad++ script now installs the 2.9.2 version instead of the 2.3 one
Other new scripts will arrive, such as:
- Mozilla Firefox with macromedia shockwave player support
(else it's useless).
- DirectX will be accessible in the "Other" category rather than in the main menu, as from 3.0.3 version.
- The .NET Framework 1.1 will be scripted
- A script will be done to install the gecko engine in the prefix of your choice
- Mono 1.0 will be scripted
- Various libraries
We are working on:
Some softwares that hardly install with Wine, such as:
- iTunes (for the store)
- Quicktime (same principle as .NET Framework, it will ask the prefix where to install)
- Windows Live Messenger (for ... hmm ... the wizz
and also, we hope, for the audio and the video)
Have a good day all :-)
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