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Wineskin 2.5.6 Beta 1

Published by doh123 on 2012-07-21

I was going to just release 2.5.6, as I think its good, but I am gonig to stick up a beta test instead just for a couple days at least, to get some feedback.

Not much has changed overall.

  • WineskinX11 built off newest available xorg-server (XQuartz) and related packages (including Mesa)
  • WineskinX11 will not try to double run, preventing a single wrapper from being able to cause launchd to crash (Gray Screen of Death from a single wrapper).
  • Gray Screen of Death should be less likely to happen, though it needs more testing on non-English systems which were seeing it happen most frequently. (Its actually launchd in OSX thats crashing that causes this.  Apple should really make it a bit more robust since the whole OS depends on it...)
  • Wineskin.app was cleaned up a bit on options gets disabled (grayed out) when you run tools that launch the wrapper.
  • General system info is added to the X11 log when the wrapper is run in Debug Mode (Test Run).  What Mac it is, CPUs, Ram, GPUs, etc... nothing personally identifiable like serial numbers or anything like that.

Still working on getting things set up so Wineskin.app and Wineskin Winery.app can be signed for Gatekeeper in Mountain Lion by Urge Software.  If something refuses to run because of Gatekeeper, just right click the app and press Open, and then confirm you really want to run it... at that point in time it will always work.  Wrappers will not be signed by Urge Software, so if you want to share your own wrapper or port with others, you'll have to sign it yourself, or the users will have to do the right-click-open method.

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Please see Beta 2 Post