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Wine version 0.9.54

Friday 25 January 2008 at 19:07

Available since January 25, 2008, here is the 0.9.54 Wine's release, a free implementation of Windows on Unix.

This new release brings:

- Photoshop CS/CS2 should now work, please help us testing it.
See for details.
- A number of RPC fixes.
- Various improvements to the debugger support.
- Lots of bug fixes.

To see detailed release's note, go to the official announce's page.

To downlaod binary packages for several systems and distributions, see HERE.

POL featured in Wine Weekly News Issue 340

Saturday 26 January 2008 at 6:12

Play on Linux was recently featured in the Wine Project's Weekly Newsletter!
It focuses on a favorable review on the Wine Review blog. The review is pretty brief and contains a few screenshots, but mainly serves to introduce POL to a wider audience and outline its featureset.

To sum it up, POL is a promising frontend installer for Windows and Dos programs. Although there are some scripts that are outdated (POL uses Wine 0.9.37 to run MSOffice 2003, and the IE6 installation script - which uses the IE4Linux script - doesn't work properly on the current 0.9.53), the advantage of POL online repositories (and consequently an active community contributing) gives it the upper end in updating installation scripts for supported programs.


It's great to see such positive feedback from the Wine community, and hopefully this will help spur the development along. See the post below if you're interested in helping out.

Huge recruitment session

Saturday 26 January 2008 at 11:24


With PlayOnLinux's development and the growing internationalization, the need of an English specific team is more and more perceptible.

That's why we are starting a huge recruitment campaign. You think that PlayOnLinux is a a superb initiative? You always wanted to contribute to free software but you didn't know where to begin with? This is your chance!

Indeed PlayOnLinux's (POL's) project is potentially useful for everyone as most of the computer owners use it to play, would it be occasionally. Moreover, particular knowledges and/or talents are NOT required to become part of POL's team, judge it by yourself:

There are 3 main positions you can apply to:

- Newser for the English website. Should write news about free software and games' current events. Should obviously write perfect English and be ready to propose news at least once a week.

- Moderator for the English website. Should keep an eye on what is said and answer or follow up talked about issues. Won't be left alone, there's a team and administrators working together. Should obviously write perfect English and be ready to make the "don't write what your mother wouldn't like to read" rule respected almost everyday. This is a mighty position with the tools provided so previous experience(s) or "active and positive" participation in the POL's forum would be preferred.

- Scripter. Should be able to write scripts (in bash) to configurate Wine, which purpose is to facilitate the "install and play" of your favorite games. Should test and maintain his/her own scripts. Should know basic Linux commands (the bash script creation and the POL's specific commands are easy and quick to learn) and own games (or friends who'd lend them) in order to write the corresponding scripts.

But it's not all. If you don't have any skills in English (how did you come through down to here then??), we are looking for newsers for the French section too! They share the same roles and responsibilities as the English ones, the only difference being the language (who'd have guessed that).

If you are interested in applying to one of these positions or if you just want more information, feel free to contact either me (via Private Message - free registration needed - or via e-mail : lenaindelamoria <at> or Tinou the administrator (Private Message or e-mail : postmaster <at>

We are looking forward to hearing from U!

NVIDIA display driver 169.09

Tuesday 22 January 2008 at 13:38

Available since yesterday, i.e one month after the former release, the 169.09 version of the NVIDIA display driver seems to have been released to counterbalance the latest Catalyst driver's.
Here's the release highlights list:

- Fixed a problem causing the fan on some GPUs to always run at full speed.
- Fixed a bug that caused the X driver to crash if the X.Org GLX extension module was loaded intead of NVIDIA??s.
- Improved the X driver??s awareness of the current notebook docking status.
- Fixed brightness control on HP Compaq notebooks.
- Fixed a bug in the Linux/i2c algorithm driver implementation that prevented core transfer types from succeeding.

The official page of the 32 bits NVIDIA display driver 169.09 (EN).

The official page of the 64 bits NVIDIA display driver 169.09 (EN).


NVIDIA display driver 169.09 for x86 systems (USA)

NVIDIA display driver 169.09 for x86_64 systems (USA)

Source :

PlayOnLinux 2.0.6 released

Monday 21 January 2008 at 22:11


PlayOnLinux 2.0.6 is out with some minor changes.

Waht's new :

- Correction of the English language: Thansk to AndrewTheArt
- New Italien translation: Thanks to kurama
- Correction of a problem with the "--run" command (the script would leave a space before the first argument, which could hinder some Windows applications). Thanks to hasi for pointing out the bug.


French (we never know )

By Tinou

ATI Catalyst 8.01

Sunday 20 January 2008 at 13:23

The 8.01 version of Catalyst, including the display driver for ATI video cards flgrx 8.45 was released yesterday.

This update brings:
- The official support of RedHat Enteprise Linux 5.1 and 4.6, and of Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) too.
- A display error will no longer be noticed in the lower right corner of the screen or on the mouse pointer after the system is running for a long period of time.
- Connecting a display device that supports 1680x1050 to a system running Linux will no longer result in a maximum display resolution of 1280x1024 (the only one available previously).
- Custom mode lines in xorg.conf will no longer be ignored by the fglrx driver.
- Suspending to RAM or DISK on kernels version 2.6.23 or later no longer fails.

Full and detailed release's notes are HERE.


ATI Catalyst 8.01 for x86 systems

ATI Catalyst 8.01 for x86_64 systems

The Sands of Time are chasing you

Sunday 13 January 2008 at 15:58

Hey all,

I'll carry on the series with the sublime Prince of Persia - Warrior Within

The Dahaka, that invincible beast of time, is tracking you... change your destiny, fight the empress of time, destroy the sands, save your soul!!

For more details, check the forum HERE

Good game

By GNU_Raziel

Wine version 0.9.53

Saturday 12 January 2008 at 11:26

Available since January 11, 2008, here is the 0.9.53 Wine's release (the first of 2008), a free implementation of Windows on Unix.

This new release brings:

- RunOnce and Run entries now executed on startup.
- Beginnings of support for emulated disk devices.
- Many Richedit improvements.
- Nicer looking color dialog.
- Lots of bug fixes.

To see detailed release's note, go to the official announce's page.

To downlaod binary packages for several systems and distributions, see HERE.

First script of 2008

Saturday 5 January 2008 at 15:50

Hello everybody,

To start 2008 as it should been, I propose you to (re)discover a legendary game: Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time

A pure jewel of action and adventure especially not to miss!!

For more details, see the forum HERE.

Good Game

By GNU_Raziel

Happy new year

Wednesday 2 January 2008 at 0:25

I wish you a good and happy 2008 year. I hope you have passed a good saint Sylvestre night with you familly or your friends or drinking in a pub until 4:00 AM.

Happy 2008 year!!!
And sorry once more for the late. (I didn't find any cool pciture this time ).

By goku