CodeWeavers Announces Preview Edition of CodeWeavers Wine

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

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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