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Xnews

Tested and working Xnews version 2006.08.24. This works, although you will need several dll files from your Windows installation to be put in the xnews directory to make it all work well. Thanks to Mike Dee in news.software.readers for getting inline jpg images to work. This was done by taking 5 dll files from a real Windows XP system and putting them into your xnews directory. These 5 files are:

In winecfg, my current Libraries used with Xnews are as follows:

comctl32 (native, builtin)
ole32 (native, builtin)
oleaut32 (native, builtin)
riched20 (native, builtin)
riched32 (native, builtin)

Copy the files to your xnews directory then run winecfg in a term window and assign each library as so listed above. Also, this is Important for inline images:

In Xnews.ini:

[Display]
Jpeg=1

That is it, enjoy!

Application Details:

Version: 2006.08.24
License: Free to use
URL: http://xnews.newsguy.com
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.6

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What works

Almost everything works.  No major problems.  Browsing groups, reading posts, inline images, downloading attachments.

What does not

Nothing fails.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Posting.

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Additional Comments

It works fine, but when downloading attachments the whole window moves down the screen over and over again. The window eventually stops moving and files download okay but you can't interact while it's doing this.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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RatingSubmitter
ShowMac OS X 10.5 "Leopard"Oct 18 20081.1.6N/A Yes Goldan anonymous user 
CurrentMac OS X 10.5 "Leopard"Sep 14 20081.1.4N/A Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowFedora Core 6Aug 04 20070.9.42.Yes Yes GoldOhmster 

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