Bordeaux 1.8.2 for FreeBSD Released

Steven Edwards of the Bordeaux Technology Group released Bordeaux 1.8 for FreeBSD today. Bordeaux 1.8.2 adds support for Apple’s QuickTime 6.5.2 Player, IrfanView 4.25 the extreamly popular image viewer and editor. This release aslo bundles in Cabextract, Wget and Unzip to remove external dependencies. The winetricks script has been synced to the latest official release, Steam should now install and run once again, There has also been many small bug fixes and tweaks.

Bordeaux 1.8.2 has been tested against Wine 1.1.26

More news:

http://www.bordeauxgroup.com/press-release/bordeaux-bsd-1.8.2

Bordeaux 1.8 for FreeBSD Released

bordeaux group logoBordeaux 1.8 has had many changes on the back end, our build process has been totally rewritten, packaging has been totally rewritten. This release adds Microsoft Office 97, Adobe Photoshop 6 & 7 and Image Ready 3.0 and 7.0 support. The winetricks script has been synced to the latest official release, Steam should now install and run once again, There has also been many small bug fixes and tweaks.

This complete rewrite gives Bordeaux a much more clean and portable codebase, making new improvements much easier to provide. We already have some exciting things in the works for the next release.

Bordeaux 1.8 has been tested against Wine 1.1.22, 1.1.23 and 1.1.24 thus far.

The cost of Bordeaux 1.8 is $20.00. Anyone who has purchased Bordeaux in the past six months is entitled to a free upgrade. Bordeaux comes with six months of upgrades and support and of course a 30-day money back guarantee.

Supported Applications/Games:

  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Microsoft Office 2003
  • Microsoft Office 2000
  • Microsoft Office 97
  • Microsoft Office Visio 2003
  • Microsoft Office Project 2003
  • Adobe Photoshop 6
  • Adobe Image Ready 3
  • Adobe Photoshop 7
  • Adobe Image Ready 7
  • Adobe Photoshop CS
  • Adobe Photoshop CS2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
  • Steam and Steam based Games

Version 1.8 New Features:

  • Fixed Steam install
  • Removed pygtk, pango requirement
  • Added Microsoft Office 97 support
  • Added Adobe Photoshop 6 support
  • Added Adobe Photoshop 7 support
  • Added Adobe Image Ready 3 support
  • Added Adobe Image Ready 7 support
  • Updated Winetricks scripts

Source: bordeauxgroup.com

Bordeaux 1.6 for FreeBSD and PC-BSD Released

bordeaux group logoSteven Edwards of the Bordeaux Technology Group released Bordeaux 1.6 for FreeBSD and PC-BSD today.

Bordeaux 1.6 comes with added support for Google’s Chrome Web Browser, Google Earth, Google Picasa. Additionally, Cellar support has improved; you can now delete and install into an existing Cellar. There has also been many small bug fixes and tweaks on the backend to improve the speed and reliability of all the supported applications.

A .sh build available for FreeBSD users and a .pbi build for PC-BSD users. Everyone who purchased the beta is entitled to a free upgrade and we will start your six months of support with this final 1.6 build. We would also at this time like to thank all the customers who purchased the 1.6 beta build. “Thanks for the support”

The cost of Bordeaux 1.6 is $20.00. Anyone who has purchased Bordeaux in the past six months is entitled to a free upgrade. Bordeaux comes with six months of upgrades and support and of course a 30-day money back guarantee.

The Bordeaux Technology Group is a software services and development company specializing in Windows compatibility software. Users of BSD systems from time to time find themselves in the need to run specialized Windows software. The Bordeaux suite enables access to these programs and data in a seamless and low cost manner without requiring licensing of Microsoft Technology. The Bordeaux Group also provides migration services and support for alternative operating systems specializing in Windows compatibility.

Links: Bordeaugroup.com | buy Bordeaux 

Thanks to Tom Wickline (wine-reviews.net) for emailing this story.

Codeweaver’s software free for download

This is not directly FreeBSD related (though Codeweavers have started working on a FreeBSD product), but since most readers here also use Linux, I’d like to make you’ll aware of the following:

Codeweavers are offering their products for free tomorrow, 28/10/08.

CodeWeavers is the leading corporate backer of the Wine Project. Wine is an open source software initiative that is systematically re-implementing the Win32 API under Unix. Wine makes it possible for PCs running Unix-based operating systems (like OS X and Linux) to run Windows application as if natively.

The catastrophic cratering of the global economy, falling gas prices and President George W. Bush’s recent executive activities have indirectly prompted Saint Paul gadfly software developers CodeWeavers, Inc., to provide free software for every American on Oct. 28, company officials reluctantly announced today.

In July, CodeWeavers – whose software lets Mac OS X and Linux users run Windows programs without having to Microsoft for a Windows OS license – launched the Great American Lame Duck Presidential Challenge (lameduck.codeweavers.com) to encourage President Bush to make the most of his remaining days in office by accomplishing a major economic or political goal by January 20, 2009. more…