Wine 1.2.1

October 20th, 2010

Quick update:

First, Thank you very much for all the feedback, books and donations lately. I’m in the process of answering as many mails as time allows. For the books: Amazone does not give out the donators name, so forgive me, if I’m not able to thank you personally… I really appreciate it and I enjoy the reading – NO, this does not take away time from WineBottler ;) .

Second, compiled Wine 1.2.1, you can find it here:
http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/wine/

Third: WineBottler 1.2 and Wine 1.3.x builds are on hold until November. A big project of a customer hits a major milestone on October 27th. (That’s the WorldDidact in Basel, Switzerland, if you happen to be close, meet us at the Ingold/profax booth ;) ).

Yours
Mike

Finally: still causing trouble…
Adobe is updating flash at an increased rate. This leads to a lot of sha1 mismatches, as the winetricks team is always some hours behind an update. So your installation of ie6 or steam might fail because of that. I will remove Flash from the default installation in WineBottler 1.2. You’ll be able to install it with WineTricks if needed.

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Wine 1.2

July 22nd, 2010

So, Wine 1.2 is out now… faster than I thought.

It really became a lot more stable, but there are some new issues as well. Some noticed the black or garbage background of some icons and images. These are related to Apples X11. Upgrading XQuartz would be one possibility. For now I reverted the patch, that caused that behavior, until Apple updates it’s X11.

Further refined the “theme” of MatthiasF, (it’s applied by default). It was to dark, so a opted for the OS X unified look, by just darkening the Menubar. Menues ar now white and blue, and sport a bigger font… sorry, no Lucida Grande, yet.

Fixed some bugs with Winetricks.

Outlook
I will further develop “1.2″ to refine some things. 1.2 will remain available on Tiger (0.4% users ;) ). But 1.3.x will only be for Snow Leopard users (77% users), as a Leopard build would just combines the bad from Tiger and Snow Leopard.
I have nearly finished 1.2 of WineBottler, which should work on Snow Leopard and Leopard. Please bear some more hours/days with me.

Just update your current version of wine by selecting “Preferences…” from the Wine-Glass Icon in the Statusbar, or download it manually from
http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/wine/

Here is a list of all the libs and the changes to the libs.

enjoy
Mike

PS.
Adobe is updating flash at an increased rate. This leads to a lot of sha1 mismatches, as the winetricks team is always some hours behind an update. So your installation of ie6 or steam might fail because of that. I will remove Flash from the default installation in WineBottler 1.2. You’ll be able to install it with WineTricks if needed.

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Wine 1.2-rc7

July 13th, 2010

Found the bugger that prevented me from building Wine. I did not test this very intensively, but according to WineHQ, this is going to be the last rc.

I’ve added a “theme” by MatthiasF, that matches the Leopard window-colors. It’s a little bit darker :)

Just update your current version of wine by selecting “Preferences…” from the Wine-Glass Icon in the Statusbar, or download it manually from
http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/wine/

Here is a list of all the libs and the changes to the libs.

enjoy
Mike

PS.
Adobe is updating flash at an increased rate. This leads to a lot of sha1 mismatches, as the winetricks team is always some hours behind an update. So your installation of ie6 or steam might fail because of that. Maybe I remove Flash from the default installation.

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WineBottler 1.2 is coming along

May 31st, 2010

WineBottler 1.2 is nearly finished, and I tought I share some screenshots of it :D

There are still to many mails, so I’ve tried to further simplify WineBottler:
The Bottler itself has undergone some cosmetic changes and gained advanced features for the predefined and the custom bottles. I’ve added a lot of descriptions and explanations. There is a new installation mode, where you can copy multiple files to a custom app.

But the main change with the bottles is the customized X11.app I’m using now. It ‘hides’ X11. It provides a AppMenubar with a custom Menu “Applications”, which carries entry for basic Wine tools. It allows to cmd-tab between apps. It sports a private “Working Copy” in ~/Library/Application Support/com.yourcompany.yourapp_[BOTTLEUNIQUEID]. For now, there is no “open with” and drag’n'drop support.

You see Faerie Solitaire, check it out http://subsoap.com/ if you are a Solitaire addict ;) . If You feel like your app should be in the predefined section, or you need some help with creating a custom self-contained app, drop me a line.

I’m reinstalling 10.5 now, for some testing on Leopard. This release will only work on 10.5+.

Mike

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WineBottler & Wine 1.1.44

May 10th, 2010

Another update, this time for both, the WineBottler and my build of wine.

You might have noticed, that my builds of wine and winetricks where badly broken in some parts after the update to > 1.1.35. Loads of things changed recently in wine. Some might know it, wine ist winding down to another stable release (1.2) and we are close to codefreeze, so everybody is trying to get their code in before gate closes. There will possibly be another 1-2 releases, after it will be bugfixing, bugfixing and bugfixing.

The other thing is winetricks. To understand winetricks – the script I’m relying on to do some of the heavy lifting – one has to know, that it always tries to achieve compatibility with the latest build of wine. This will break compatibility with older builds of wine, sooner or later. And you can’t preserve a copy of winetricks, as it always updates download locations and checksums, which sometimes change very fast. This makes it kind of hard to stay with an old build of wine. More on winetricks at winehq.

In this update, I optimized the Wine environment (all the needed libraries) and changed a lot of configuration issues like the openssl.cnf file. Then I revised the bottler scripts to better handle paths with spaces, as winetricks has still some issues with some paths. There where some updates to the predefined prefixes as well… some more will follow, as they are always loaded from the internet, they get updated automatically.

Now WineBottler 1.1.44 and Wine 1.1.44 should work together again :D .
http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/

As always: a list of all the libs and the changes to the libs.

enjoy
Mike

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Wine 1.1.42

April 12th, 2010

Finally updated the Wine runtime to 1.1.42, which normally comes packed in my WineBottler dmg. Updates on WineBottler itself will take a little bit longer… updates will come, as always, as time permits.

Just update your current version of wine by selecting “Preferences…” from the Wine-Glass Icon in the Statusbar, or download it manually from
http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/wine/

Beside of the Wine changes, I’ve updated nearly every lib that ships together with the Wine binaries. Here are a list of all the libs and the changes to the libs.

enjoy
Mike

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Mike’s not dead ;)

March 30th, 2010

…at least not yet. There is not doubt, that we all will once go the way of all flesh… but until then I’ll amuse myself with all the comments, questions and announcements that piled up over the last six weeks :D .

This post shall document – to those using search engines – that this is still a one man blog and coding engine. That this engine, in it’s sparetime, writes code for more projects than it possibly can maintain.

So don’t be disturbed, if I do not show up for some weeks, I have some other (real) live(s) aswell ;) .

Maybe I’ll have to program a “Yes we’re open” or a “Sorry we’re closed – for some weeks” sign.

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WineBottler 1.1.35

December 21st, 2009

Sorry for not answering comments lately. Finally the swine left me… or whatever it was. At least it gave me some time to do dull testing on all kind of OS X flavors. One of the findings was, that my Wine builds lacked some libs on machines without XCode installed. So here we go with an improved version of winehq.org latest and greatest.

winebottler.kronenberg.org
Or You can update directly over WineButtler.app and Wine.app. (remember to update both, as they can’t yet cross-update).

Find the changelog here.

Happy testing!
Mike

WineBottler Wave. Want an invite? Drop a line.

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WineBottler 1.1.34 [updated]

December 7th, 2009

This build brings loads of bug-fixes and some small improvements… aswell as the latest and greatest from winehq.org.

winebottler.kronenberg.org
Or You can update directly over WineButtler.app and Wine.app. (remember to update both, as they can’t yet cross-update).

Noteworthy changes, that I would be happy, if people could test them out:

  • Print support is working again. Wine should automatically recognize your CUPS printers.
  • The predefined/custom apps should work on non-english systems. Tested on German and French systems.
  • Added a small dialog when you double-click a windows file. Maybe add some warnings here?
  • There is a “startwine” script inside the package (inside the MacOS folder), which can be used to run wine from the command-line. It will handle X11 and all the paths. Use it like this: “./startwine some.exe /arguments”
  • I’m still looking for a proxy to test proxy support :D .
  • You can open all files with native OS X apps out of Total Commander. All credits go to Dominik R. Txs!

Find the changelog here.

Happy testing!
Mike

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WineBottler 1.1.33 [update]

November 20th, 2009

Finally another build of WineBottler and Wine.

winebottler.kronenberg.org
Or You can update directly over WineButtler.app or Wine.app.

Main changes

  • localization of predefined prefixes
  • got rid of desktop cluttering with lnk & desktop files
  • Sanboxed prefixes
  • Gecko is part of every prefix
  • Installation from CD-ROM
  • You can wrap simple exes, now
  • ie6: https and ActiveX should work again.

find all changes here.

Still testing proxies… if you happen to know the IP:Port of a REAL http proxy, please mail.

The current Wine environment:

  • openssl-0.9.8l *
  • libgpg-error-1.7
  • libgcrypt-1.4.4
  • gnutls-2.8.5 *
  • mpg123-1.9.1
  • pkg-config-0.23
  • lcms-1.19 *
  • jpeg-7
  • zlib-1.2.3
  • libpng-1.2.40
  • icoutils-0.28.0
  • freetype-2.3.11 *
  • libxml2-2.7.6
  • libxslt-1.1.26
  • fontconfig-2.7.3
  • libusb-0.1.12
  • libgphoto2-2.4.7
  • sane-backends-1.0.20
  • fontforge-20090923
  • wine_gecko-1.0.0

* updated

Happy testing!
Mike

[update]
We have a little localization problem for non english systems.
Here’s a workaround:

http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/trac/ticket/36

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