Release changes, the poll and CodeWeavers
Now that package recipes in Launchpad are out of beta, Vineyard will start publishing daily builds instead of the testing releases you’ve seen so far.
This means that although there is already a new daily build out, it does not yet include functioning theme support (not in the GUI at least), but don’t fret, it is coming.
Another new thing with regards to packaging is that Vineyard is now distributed as a single package instead of two.
This does not mean that python-wine cannot be build separately, but since Vineyard is the only program using it so far, I don’t see any real reason to keep it as a separate package yet.
So, to round things up, there’s a new (daily) release out which contains various nice new features like:
- A fancy new tools button-menu (like the Elementary project made popular)
- Better Unity Launcher integration (quicklists)
- Support for limiting a process to a number of CPUs (not in GUI yet, but works from command line)
- Much faster startup of vineyard-preferences
- Better monitoring of child processes (so Vineyard won’t think your game exited when its launcher started it)
Along with fixes for:
- Not being able to remove a prefix
- Better compatibility with winetricks for prefix handling
- Improved Windows registry compatibility
- Better support for legacy Vineyard prefixes
How did everyone feel about the poll? Not many people voted, so I’m interested in hearing why and if you think it’s a good idea to do another one.
Last but definitely not least, it’s my pleasure to announce that The Vineyard Project and CodeWeavers are now business partners in the sense that if you buy a CodeWeavers product (like the excellent CrossOver products) through clicking the banner on the right, your money will benefit CodeWeavers, Vineyard and the Wine project – that’s three times the good conscience for the price of one (product)!
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about 2 years ago - 1 comment
There are a bunch of features already brewing in Vineyard, but what would you most like to see show up in the next release?
Here’s a few of the things I’ve been working on, but feel free to suggest your own ideas.
Programs page speed-up/improvements
Windows theme support
Making it possible to disable the Windows tray
Making it easier
about 2 years ago - 1 comment
New pre-release out! It’s building in the PPA right now and available for download here: python-wine pre9 and vineyard pre9.
Supports symlinking a directory to a configuration
Relative file-paths work
New icons for all themes based on Connor Carney’s new design
Program adding is implemented
Lot’s of fixes for program editing
All programs that can be run are displayed as
about 2 years ago - 9 comments
I made a mistake in the version numbers in the Testing PPA which made it impossible to upgrade the packages.
This has now been fixed, but you most likely need to first uninstall python-wine and vineyard and then re-install them after updating your package information.
Sorry for the trouble.
Good news is that the Karmic, Lucid and Maverick
about 2 years ago - 19 comments
There have been a few requests for a testing PPA, so that has now been created.
You can find it here or add it to your sources by running the following commands in a terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cybolic/vineyard-testing
sudo apt-get update
and then install Vineyard by running the following command:
sudo apt-get install python-wine vineyard