Google Labs unveils Picasa for Linux|
(Friday, May 26, 2006 - 09:48 EDT)
Google Labs has released a development version of the company's Picasa photo organizer that can run under Linux, tech site Slashdot reports this morning.
The program is available on the Google Labs website - although it seems that some users around the world are currently unable to access the relevant pages (your humble news editor on a cable internet connection in Tennessee being one). Still, if you are able to get to the demo, you'll find that it runs under a newly patched version of WINE - an open source Windows API implementation that runs on top of X and Unix.
Picasa for Linux is available in English only, and should work on any Linux system with Intel 386-compatible processor, glibc 2.3 or greater, and a working X11 display system. The Desktop Integration features will also require a current version of Gnome or KDE, and the camera detection and integration functionality requires kernel 2.6.13+, hal 0.56+, and gnome-volume-manager or equivalent.
Visit Google Labs for the download, and since this is an early development version, join in Google's Picasa-for-Linux discussion group to report any problems you uncover.