|| ||Jeremy White <jwhite-AT-codeweavers.com>|
|| ||[CodeWeavers-Announce]Announcing CrossOver Office, Version 4.2|
|| ||Wed, 30 Mar 2005 09:14:53 -0600|
I am very happy to announce that today we have shipped version 4.2 of
CrossOver Office. This includes a long awaited update to our server
product, CrossOver Office Server Edition.
This release includes support for Quicken 2005, as well as new support
for Quickbooks, versions 2001-2004 (note that Quickbooks 2005 is not yet
supported). This release now supports the latest version of iTunes,
and the iPod support code has been tuned to work with that version.
We've also started an effort to properly support EndNote.
This release has been tested on more distributions that any
release in our history, and should work properly in either Gnome or KDE
on all Red Hat versions (including RHWS4), all SuSE/Novell versions
(including SuSE 9.3), all Mandrake versions, pretty much any time
snapshot of Debian Unstable, Xandros, JDS 1 and 2 and a
fairly current snapshot of Ubuntu. With luck, even if your
distribution isn't on that list, it will simply
install and work for you.
A key focus for this release has been stability and bug fixing, so you
should not find a major difference between 4.1 and 4.2.
A full change log is included at the bottom of this announcement.
To download this version, simply visit our web site, www.codeweavers.com,
and log onto our store system using the email you used to purchase the
software with. If you don't have your password,
the system will email it to you.
Once logged in, you should be able to go to 'My Downloads'
to download this release, presuming you are a customer on active support
(you can review your purchase history on your account tab as well).
If you have questions or need some help, please feel free to
drop an email to email@example.com, where we'll do our best to
I do recommend that anyone with a production, critical,
CrossOver environment wait a while before upgrading, and at the
very least, make a complete backup of your ~/.cxoffice
directory prior to upgrading.
I also want to take a minute to stop and thank everyone
that has purchased CrossOver from us. As I look back on the 7 years (7!)
I've been involved in the Wine project, no part has been as rewarding
as the time we've been working on CrossOver. There are many
employees at CodeWeavers, and we are able to pursue a dream,
and still provide for our families, entirely because of your support.
For example, we've been able to invest a lot of energy into Wine over
the last few months; the changes that we've put into WineHQ that will
come out as part of 5.0 this summer are going to be very exciting.
The changes include a window manager rewrite, which should
finally give us the tools to nail all those pesky visual glitches,
a complete implementation of MSI and COM, which should allow
us to get just about anything installed and up and running,
and many other improvements too numerous to list.
In short, I think that this is the year that we start to really
push Wine to fulfill its promise, and we have only been able
to do this work because of your support. I hope that we have
showed and continue to show our appreciation for your support
through the improvements we make to Wine and by the support
we provide to you.
* CrossOver Office Professional 4.2 - 2005/03/29
New Application support:
Application bug fixes:
Fixed the importation of databases into Excel (via Data ->
Import External Data -> New Database Query)
Fixed the viewing of 'shared desktops' in netmeeting
Fixed broken URLs for MS file viewers
Fixed an error (1321) that appeared when running Outlook 2000
in Managed Multi-user mode
Fixed a crash that happened when printing 16-bit dibs
Fixed the saving of attachments in Lotus Notes
Fixed a bug that caused QuickTime to freeze at startup on some
Fixed the 'sideways text' bug in Outlook
Added Portuguese localization, thanks to the translation work
of José Melo
Fixed documentation-browser startup on FC3
Fixed associations on systems that don't have KDE
Fixed some occasional vfolder errors when creating menus
Resolved some installation warning messages
Resolved issues with cross-product rpm upgrades
Fixed support for floppy drives
Fixed the upgrading of 3.1-style drives
Many other upgrade fixes
Fixed some association issues on Mandrake 10.1
Fixed menu translations for some locales
Fixed reading of ppd files in some locales
Improved menu support on some newer distros
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