WineBottler | 1.7.25

August 31st, 2014 by

WineBottlerUpdate for Bottlers and First-Time user.

The focus for this and the following builds lies on adding useful debugging information/help, as well as adding more advanced features for developers that want to bottle their own exes, mainly reducing the app weight.

We did start out with fixing a lot of bugs, which caused trouble for first-time users: mainly one that could lead to an immediate prefix abort on popular automated installs like Metatrader 4 and Notepad++.
Then we further tweaked the inner workings, so that the app feels more responsive on startup.
Next we went on with adding more log-messages and more “human readable” alerts for the most common error reports we get:

  • there is no internet connection
  • a file can not be written

Finally we started adding more advanced options for the developers:

  • optionally remove mono from the prefix (this will cut down the app weight by 200mb!)
  • add a Category Type to the app
  • add a Copyright string to the app

… and of corse we included the most recent Wine:
Wine changelog: winehq.org.

WineBottler_1_7_25_fractal_extremeRunning Fractal eXtreme for Windows with WineBottler on OS X.

As usual: head over to winebottler.kronenberg.org and grab your copy :) .

enjoy

Mike


WineBottler | 1.7.16

April 7th, 2014 by

WineBottlerBumping Wine to 1.7.16. Loads of regsrv32 errors fixed, Yay.

Wine changelog: winehq.org.

WineBottler VLC TearsOfSteelRunning VLC for Windows with WineBottler on OS X. Playing Tears of Steel.

As usual: head over to winebottler.kronenberg.org and grab your copy :) .

enjoy

Mike


WineBottler | 1.7.15

March 23rd, 2014 by

WineBottlerWineBottler development version 1.7.15 is mainly bugfixes and a bump of Wine to 1.7.15. Wine has seen a lot of regression test fixes lately.

Running SMath Studio with WineBottler.Running SMath Studio for Windows with WineBottler on OS X. Install with dotnet20 and gdiplus.

Thanks fly to:
- Adam Strzelecki (Retina icons for all menus)
- Colin (Set %COMPUTERNAME%)
- Konrad, Oleg (Debugging false AV positives with winemenubuilder.exe)
- Mauro (Typos)

Wine changelog: winehq.org.

As usual: head over to winebottler.kronenberg.org and grab your copy :) .

enjoy

Mike


WineBottler | 1.7.11

February 14th, 2014 by

WineBottlerWineBottler development version 1.7.11 comes with some quick fixes for cases, where your new app would just not open if the filename contains spaces. Then it brings all the goodies of Wine 1.7.11, of corse.

Running Inkscape with WineBottler.Running Inkscape 0.48.4 for Windows with WineBottler on OS X. If you need the latest version, Fullscreen or don’t like to install X11.

Thank you Tobias, for helping me fix the startup issue :).

Wine changelog: winehq.org.

As usual: head over to winebottler.kronenberg.org and grab your copy :) .

enjoy

Mike


WineBottler | 1.7.10

January 19th, 2014 by

WineBottlerWith the WineBottler development version 1.7.10 we are addressing an installation issue with Windows based programs that come on CD-ROM or not in a single .msi or .exe file (for example a setup.exe together with some .cab and .ini files). It will be the base for the forthcoming stable 1.6.2 which should be out a few days from now.

Farbrausch r-025Revisiting more old demos :)Farbrausch r-025 @ 2560 x 1600 running on Wine 1.7.10

Other things that where improved or fixed:

  • Faster start of WineBottler created apps: support for env variables, guessing location and using spotlight only as a last resort.
  • wine menu not found errors: we use a dummy winemenubuilder.exe to avoid errors as suggest by winehq.
  • WineBottler crashes when a bottle is removed: Cases where NSError != 0, but remove succeeded.
  • Codesigning: only try to code sign, if a valid signature is found.

Thank you Marisa and Jim for helping me with these items :).

Wine changelog: winehq.org.

As usual: head over to winebottler.kronenberg.org and grab your copy :) .

enjoy

Mike