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Wineskin 2.5.6 and Winery 1.7

Published by doh123 on 2012-08-03

Wineskin 2.5.6 RC1 seems like it was doing great, and I'm releasing it as full 2.5.6.  I also put out a Wineskin Winery update for version 1.7, but the only change in it is that it is now a signed app so it won't give a Gatekeeper warning in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.


Wineskin 2.5.6 Changes

  • Updated to xorg 1.12.3 and Mesa 8.0.4
  • The wrapper should be MUCH more stable
  • Wrapper *should* work even if XQuartz/X11 isn't installed, though its suggested to have them installed for access to X fonts.
  • When Winetricks runs it should honor whatever is in Custom Commands
  • 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.
  • Wineskin.app is code signed for Gatekeeper.  If you change anything inside of Wineskin.app (including updating Winetricks) try to put it back to a stock signed version before sharing the wrapper with anyone else, or the codesign may be broken.
  • Gatekeeper - Wrappers you make will run fine on your machine, but when you share them with others, there will still be Gatekeeper warnings.  You have to do your own personal app bundle signing to get around that, or just inform the users how to do the right-click-open method to bypass Gatekeeper.

You can get Wineskin 2.5.6 inside of Wineskin Winery.  Wineskin Winery autoupdate should work as well.