Ixo X oxI
ixo at myna.ws
Tue Dec 9 15:34:31 EST 2008
Awesome, I did some quickie work on Wine on the XO last year..
:) hoping that some day, someone would pickup the ball and run with it!
I'll definitely test out the new Activity and offer some feedback, the next
chance I get!
p.s. for extra excitement, install Google's Picasa for Linux (which includes
Wine!).... slow... slow.. but it works ! :)
On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 12:02, Vincent Povirk
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> The Wine activity has advanced to the point where I think it's ready
> for testing by actual users.
> The current package, development history, and my todo list are at
> The intent of this project is to provide a shell that can be used to
> run Windows programs using Wine in the Sugar environment. It should be
> good enough that someone used to Windows can grab and install a
> Windows program without help, once the activity is installed. Ideally,
> the installer and software will both work fine in Wine and within the
> hardware limitations of an XO. In this ideal case, someone used to
> Windows should be able to operate it without help.
> If it does not live up to this ideal for platinum software (according
> to the Wine appdb) whose hardware requirements the XO meets, I want to
> know about it and hopefully fix it.
> Wine bugs and hardware limitations mean a lot of Windows programs
> won't work or won't work properly. On Linux, one can often push the
> compatibility much further than what works "out of the box" by looking
> at console messages (the log viewer works for this) and tweaking Wine.
> Don't expect everything to work perfectly, but don't give up if it
> doesn't. This is normal, even on Linux.
> Winehq.org has support channels for such cases (appdb, bugzilla,
> mailing lists, and the winehq irc channel). Most of the people there
> probably don't know anything about Sugared Wine, but collectively they
> should know more than I do about making Wine work in general. If a
> program doesn't work for you, you can go to any of those places for
> support. You can also email sugaredwine at codeweavers.com. That goes
> directly to me for now, but in the future (maybe the very near future)
> I may decide to send it somewhere public, like a mailing list,
> Wine and the code that I developed for this project are licensed under
> the GNU LGPL. The entire package isn't quite LGPL because I included
> 7-zip. 7-zip is LGPL + unRAR restriction (you're not allowed to use
> the source code to create a RAR compressor).
> If you have a program that works well in this Wine package and would
> like to package it as a stand-alone .xo, please let me know. I already
> did most of the work for this so that I could include 7-zip and a
> firefox downloader/installer (and I could probably have included
> firefox itself if not for the fact that it would require uploading
> non-open-source code to repo.or.cz).
> Vincent Povirk
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