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Wine 1.5.0 Released, Begins Bringing Back Changes

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Published on 16 March 2012 04:38 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE
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Wine Wine 1.4 having been released two weeks ago, it's now time to kick-off the development of Wine 1.6 via the Wine 1.5 development series. Wine 1.5.0 was released this Friday afternoon with the first set of changes.

The Wine code-base has been in a code freeze since January in preparation for the Wine 1.4 release, which was preceded by several weeks of release candidates. Now that the release is out the door (along with CodeWeavers CrossOver XI), the code-base has thawed and is ready for another lengthy development path to Wine 1.6.

The first set of major changes with the Wine 1.5.0 release is a new version of the Gecko rendering engine, partial support for using the Trash on Mac OS X, support for path gradients in GDIPlus, MSXML improvements, fixes to 64-bit exception handling, and various bug-fixes.

Officially, there's 80 bugs fixed in Wine 1.5.0. In terms of the Direct3D support in Wine 1.5.0, there are some changes with this release, but nothing substantive towards Direct3D 10/11.

The Wine 1.5.0 release announcement with other details and download links can be found on WineHQ.org. Coming up soon are Wine benchmarks.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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