Codeweavers announces 2005 and 2006 plans



I saw this last week but never took the time to mention it. Codeweavers has announced their roadmap for 2005 and 2006. Codeweavers of course is the company that makes crossover office (a wine implementation to allow several windows applications to run under linux). Codeweavers is a major contributor to the Wine project


Among other things they release that version 5.0 of Crossover office will be available next month (September) and that version 6.0 will be available later this year. (2 major point releases by the end of the year??? This makes me wonder if they have some MAJOR improvements up their sleeve.) With the announcement of Apple moving to the x86 platform, they will be announcing Windows to Mac initiatives as well in the near term.

Version 5.0 will boast greater MSI and COM support (which they claim will provide a threefold increase in the number of successful windows software installs under crossover). Also an improved DirectX api implementation is expected. (Increasing the competition with transgaming?)

Version 6.0 will bring MORE gaming support with support for copy protection schemes which protect many Windows games as well as other software such as Photoshop CS and Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004.

Looks to be an interesting season of Wine development.

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • Tools of the trade - Compactflash card reader I've probably mentioned before that I like the compactflash format for "digital media". My camera uses Compactflash, so does the nexia audio player I use and the old used pda I've got, uses compactflash, so.... I have a variety of cards around, I've got an 8MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 512MB......
  • Making sense of the different versions of Vista Microsoft Vista is now out, the next version of Windows, successor to XP. While Windows XP will continue to receive updates into 2014 there are many that might be eager to upgrade and move to the latest greatest. (Note to those: Service Pack one may be en route THIS calendar......
  • Remote Tech Support using VNC (Ultravnc SC and x11vnc+wrapper script) Ok, some time back I'd done a writeup on UltraVNC SC, which is a nice customizable (windows version) VNC server that essentially let's someone doing remote support build their own downloadable .exe that runs and automatically tries to make a direct connection to a "listening" vnc viewer. It's good for......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • Saving money on MS Office Software Was helping a not-so-technical friend build a new computer system recently. It used to be that the hardware was 90% of the cost of the system with software being 10%. Those days have long gone and now the equation is inverted.I already had a copy of Windows 2000 lying around......
  • New Release of NES Emulator for Wii A couple of days ago, version 2.0.0 of FCE Ultra GX for the Wii/Gamecube was released (it is a port of FCE Ultra 0.98.12 for Windows/Linux).  Until yesterday, I had been using a hacked version that provided Wiimote support.  The official version now provides Wiimote support and it is much better......
  • S&P 500 Support Trendline in Question Predictably, a vast majority of people thought the markets would soar after a verbal agreement had been reached on the debt ceiling fiasco. Err, wrong. The bigger problems, at least in my opinion, is a potential breakdown of a 2 and 1/2 year support trendline in the S&P 500......
www.pdf24.org    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site