7 Sep 2003 mikehearn   » (Journeyer)


So the project is growing. Lots and lots of nice comments on OSNews about the 0.3 release, which is really great. It's cool that people are so enthusiastic about the work we're doing.

The next release, 0.3.5, is time based. That's not because we're moving to time based releases, it's because in October I go to Durham university, so it'd be nice to kick out another release before then. It's mostly focussed on bugfixes and stability improvements (well, we so far do not crash, but by stability I mean working well on all distros).

There's still a long way to go, but at least the path is clear.


winecfg continues to make good progress. A lot of the work has involved cleaning up the codebase (which was a bit yucky, imho, hungarian notation all over the place, a wierd mix of styles etc), and rearchitecting it to be transactional. That means we can do instant apply Gnome2 style, which Alexandre seems to like. Unfortunately Win32 does not have great support for this style of config dialog, so we might have to add a few Wine extensions.

While we're at it, we're cleaning out some crack prefs. When even the developers don't seem to know what a preference does, it's time to worry :)

The most frustrating thing about Wine is that everywhere I turn, I find new things I want to do. Theming, making all my apps work, fixing InstallShield, merging DCOM, winecfg, better standards compliance, better desktop integration! I want to do it ALL but don't have enough time or energy (of course).

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