Picasa for Linux

By Deane Barker on May 26, 2006

Picasa: Google has released a beta version of Picasa for Linux. Apparently they had to hack up Wine to make it go.

To allow Picasa to run well on Linux, Google made a few improvements to Wine. Some of the changes were Picasa-specific and simply added a bit of polish. (They probably won’t be of use to other applications, and may not be needed in future versions of Picasa, either.) None of the changes were proprietary to Google, and all have been contributed to the Wine project.