UVF-Exception: wine 0.9.8

Scott Ritchie scott at open-vote.org
Sat Feb 18 04:31:42 GMT 2006

Thanks for repackaging Stephan, by the way.  I'm sorry I can't do it
myself, but I don't have a Dapper handy machine to play with (nor do I
have my key signed).

Anyway, I highly recommend this version of Wine over any other, mostly
due to the amazing amount of Direct3d improvements it's had - this is
the first version of Wine that quite a few DirectX 8 games were able to
run in (Icewind Dale 2, for instance), due to the finalization of some
backend Direct3d things.  Since there aren't any known regressions in
this one of consequence, we should definitely try and stabilize on this
one while we still can.

Scott Ritchie

On Fri, 2006-02-17 at 03:05 +0100, Stephan Hermann wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> my life is getting complicated...and in the moment I have less time for doing 
> some ubuntu stuff, but anyways....I'm preparing the packages for wine-0.9.8.
> Scott Ritchie already packaged them for winehq, but as you know, I have to 
> repackage them, because the version numbering with the "winehq" in it, is 
> being nasty for the ubuntu version numbering.
> If you want to test the packages on dapper a bit earlier, please grab the 
> source and compile them from http://wine.sourceforge.net/apt/source/.
> In the meantime, I'll send you the ChangeLog diff and the diff stat output.
> Why should we update:
> 		Ubuntu users are fans of Wine, a Unix Environment for running Windows 
> 		Applications. Since wine 0.9.4, we can see, that Wine upstream folks are 
> 		trying to stablelize the software. 
> 		Wine 0.9.8 will give us:
> 			Changes in 0.9.7:
> 				Directory change notifications can use inotify now.
>  				Hardware breakpoints in the Wine debugger.
>  				Beginnings of support for tape APIs.
>  				A bunch of improvements to the IDL compiler.
>  				Better scheme for mapping My Documents etc. to Unix directories.
> 			Changes in 0.9.8:
> 				Better Web browser support.
> 				Beginnings of a Wordpad application.
> 				Many richedit improvements.
> 				A number of Direct3D fixes.
> 				A few more options in winecfg.
> Risks:
> 		we can have some regressions for windows applications running inside the 
> 		wine environment, but this is always a risk we have to take with wine at 
> 		all. 

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