wine-0.9.59, OpenSolaris and Picasa

New release, new features, new bug fixes and new bugs.
Let’s start with compiling.

Compiling

  • You do not need to use –without-ldap anymore
    I used just two options: –disable-win16 and –without-capi (does anybody use ISDN?).
  • Do not forget the tricks from Part I and Part II
  • New error I haven’t seen before:
    ../../tools/wrc/wrc –nostdinc -I. -I. -I../../include -I../../include -DBUILD_SHA1=\”$(GIT_DIR=../../.git git rev-parse HEAD 2>/dev/null)\” -fowinetest.res winetest.rc
    /bin/sh: syntax error at line 1: `(‘ unexpected
    gmake: *** [winetest.res] Error 2

    Not sure if and why git is needed here, but I simply removed (commented) the following line from programs/winetest/Makefile:

    EXTRARCFLAGS = -DBUILD_SHA1=\”$$(GIT_DIR=$(TOPSRCDIR)/.git git rev-parse HEAD 2>/dev/null)\”

Applications
According to the Announcement, the following bugs (among others) were fixed in 0.9.59:

  • 2866 Support for X11 multi head configurations (Xinerama)
    I use Xinerama, but I haven’t noticed anything wrong about it, it was always working
  • 4528 Firefox vertical size wrong, doesn’t take gnome system menu or task
    bars into account
    Yes, it works correctly now. But Firefox 3 beta 5 crashes every 3 seconds ;-)
  • 11574 Picasa cannot upload to web albums
    Still does not work for me. But instead it eats all possible and impossible CPU and memory resources:

    #top
    PID USERNAME LWP PRI NICE SIZE RES STATE TIME CPU COMMAND
    3731 alekz 9 28 4 26M 12M sleep 2:37 102% wine
    3710 alekz 11 38 4 134M 100M sleep 1:26 99.62% wine
    3713 alekz 1 28 4 109M 106M run 20:32 96.60% wineserver
    . . .

    And this is after I killed Picasa:

    PID USERNAME LWP PRI NICE SIZE RES STATE TIME CPU COMMAND
    3731 alekz 10 0 4 26M 12M cpu 8:06 102% wine
    3713 alekz 1 0 4 406M 404M cpu 26:46 99.85% wineserver

    I stopped Picasa, one process is gone, but what wine is doing now??! Also look at the consumed memory, it’s constantly increasing.

OpenSolaris Forum

There is a possibility that a Wine Community will be created for OpenSolaris. (aka Nevada, aka Solaris 11). BTW, you can try to use the wine configuring script (see further in the thread), but it does not solve the above mentioned problems, so do not waste your time.

One thought on “wine-0.9.59, OpenSolaris and Picasa”

  1. The following steps can increase Picasa2 performance under wine/Solaris:

    1. 1. Go to Tools -> Options -> General
    2. 2. In “Automatic Updates” choose “Don’t check for updates”
    3. 3. Go to Tools -> Options -> File Types
    4. 4. Uncheck “Movies”

    Picasa2 under wine is trying to check and/or download the updates in an endless cycle. The first two steps remove two processes with 100% CPU load.

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