Older blog entries for ovek (starting at number 2)

The next Wine release is shaping up to become a radical milestone release, whenever it comes out. The new WineHQ website design is still not ready, but now I've installed Hypermail mailing list archives there, which handles pretty well all the MIME attachments/patches that proliferate on the mailing lists...

I did a number of DIBsection bugfixes. Many games are going to display better now... maybe even the infamous MS Terminal Server Client I've heard talk about will start showing more than a black-and-white display, too (too bad I don't have any Terminal Server myself to test with).

Unfortunately, Alexandre is away for a week, so there won't be any commits until he's back... and there are a number of problems in the current CVS which won't be fixed until then... well, just have to get by with applying fixes I need from wine-patches manually, then.

Remembered that I had a disc of Civilization II lying around, and tried to run it under Wine. No end of troubles there... is going to take a lot of time to get it up... and I don't have that much. Oh well...

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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