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CodeWeavers Announces Preview Edition of CodeWeavers Wine

Jan 04, 2001, 21:55 (5 Talkback[s])

CodeWeavers, the leading Windows-to-Linux software developer and consultancy, today announced the availability of the Preview Edition of CodeWeavers Wine, the open-source software converter that runs Windows applications on Linux and other Intel-based Unix platforms. Until now, access to revisions of CodeWeavers Wine has been confined to a worldwide network of resourceful Windows programmers. CodeWeavers Wine Preview Edition is the first version available for general public use and is a prelude to CodeWeavers Wine 1.0, the commercial-quality release anticipated for the first half of 2001.

CodeWeavers Wine is an intermediate software layer that allows Linux and Intel-based Unix operating systems to run applications written for Microsoft Windows. CodeWeavers Wine works by translating calls to the Windows 3.x and Win32 API into Linux and Unix instructions. Applications written for Windows are supported.

CodeWeavers Wine Preview Edition includes the new WineMaker wizard that makes it simple and easy to port Windows C/C++ source code to native Linux binary files. WineMaker automates use of the Winelib development toolkit. Also included are the CodeWeavers Wine Configuration Wizard that simplifies installation, and the CodeWeavers Wine Launcher that manages the running of Windows applications. Tight integration with Gnome and KDE desktops means Windows applications can be installed easily and displayed as desktop icons, or in Windows-style directory trees, for point-and-click execution.

"We're very excited to showcase this preview release of CodeWeavers Wine," said Jeremy White, president of CodeWeavers. "While this is clearly still a pre-release version, we think that the Linux community will welcome the great strides the whole CodeWeavers Wine team has made towards the realization of CodeWeavers Wine 1.0."

CodeWeavers Wine, Preview Edition, can be downloaded at no charge from www.codeweavers.com.

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