The CodeWeavers Wine preview is a packaged release of Wine that
showcases some of the advances being made in the Wine Project as we
drive towards Wine 1.0.
The CodeWeavers Wine Preview contains:
The Wine Configuration Wizard
An easy to use configuration tool that helps you to edit the Wine
configuration file. It provides a simple presentation of the
options and context sensitive help on those options.
The Wine Launcher
The Wine launcher is a new tool that takes some of the pain out of
running Wine. It provides a clear status of Wine, records errors
from Wine, and gives an easy way to record and track the diagnostic
information from Wine.
Tight integration with Gnome and KDE
With CodeWeavers Wine, you can simply bring up a file browser and
select the Windows application you want to run. Also, as you
install applications with Wine, the applications appear inside your
Wine menu tree, just as you would expect under Windows.
The WineMaker porting tool
The new WineMaker tool finally makes it easy to use Winelib.
Winelib is the facility of Wine that allows a software developer to
port their Windows C or C++ source code to Linux with a simple
recompilation. After running Winemaker, you simply run configure
and make to build your application.