Tuesday 17 June 2008

Wine 1.0 and Firefox 3.0

Well.. today seems to be a big day for FOSS. Major releases of two of the best and greatest open source software were released a few hours apart on a single day !. Version 3 of Firefox, undoubtedly the best web browser ever, was released a few hours ago. (Don't forget to help the Mozilla team in their world record attempt by downloading a copy of Firefox.) Then to add icing to the cake, the Wine team have released version 1.0 of wine, which has been 15 years in the works ! This is indeed a great day for FOSS supporters everywhere.

I compiled wine 1.0 on my Fedora 9 system with minimum hassle. In fact, all I had to do was download the sources, untar them and then run the command:

At one point the compilation process failed throwing an error on dlls/user32/tests/menu.c. I simply deleted menu.c from the sources list of dlls/user32/tests/Makefile and everything worked perfectly !

Congratulations are in order for all Mozilla and Wine developers. Great job guys. Keep it up !

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