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Big things are afoot in the world of Wine. Never before have we had so many dedicated developers working with their heart and soul to get us to the coveted Wine 1.0 Stable Release. The rate of progress is staggering, if not outright neckbreaking - a lesser person than Alexandre would pretty much have his hands full just commiting other people's patches every day, and still he does a lot of infrastructure work on his own.

Jeremy White and his CodeWeavers team is planning to show off Wine at Comdex, and since he thought the WineHQ website looked too dull to show off, he's allocated Jeremy Newman to effectively revamp the WineHQ website ASAP. Well, it might need it anyway, and Newman's new design doesn't look too bad.

Well, I did predict in WWN #64 that we were close to a major milestone, and indeed, only a couple of weeks later we (or mostly Ian Schmidt) had Slashdot coverage for being able to run MS Office 2000. Poor Ian's website didn't survive the onslaught of screenshot viewers... but it shows that Wine 1.0 is closer than ever.

In personal news, I'm going back to TransGaming Technologies's payroll, so that I can convince my bank to loan me enough money to buy myself a home in the Oslo area. I can't live on the street (my computer could get stolen, shiver), and if I'm going to get a university degree while I'm still relatively young, then I can't just move back to Karasjok either... so it's time to become a slave of capitalism, wages, and debts. And NDAs issued by companies like TransGaming...

OK, I registered on Advogato for fun... I still consider it a somewhat silly site, but - "oh well, why not" - as I guess everyone else registered on this site may have thought, too.

One of the things I am now working with, is restructuring the Wine packages for Debian. And I have plans for them... done quite some work now, but I haven't uploaded my new package set yet (wanted to hold them for testing and brainstorming a few days first).

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