The announcement of WINE 1.1.17 can be found at WineHQ.org with a complete listing of all the changes. In related news, earlier this week it was shared by CodeWeavers, a corporate backer of the WINE project, that they will be striving for DirectX 10.0 support and a new GUI in their WINE-based software this year.
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