Posted May 27, 2006 14:30 UTC (Sat) by Sho
In reply to: Obligatory
Parent article: Google Releases Picasa for Linux (Slashdot)
Unfortunately it appears as if Google Earth will indeed be another WINE-based "port", despite Google Earth using cross-platform libraries like Qt and expat. Quoting the Wine Newsletter:
"Interestingly, Google Earth is suffering from an OpenGL and Wine windowing problem that's a showstopper for a ton of other programs. It's a regression in Wine that dates back about a year ago to when window management code was modified to perform better. There should be some nice collateral damage from fixing that bug. You might be able to get a sneak preview of Google Earth on Linux if you start tracking CVS."
I have no idea what they're smoking.
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