Last week we shared that Wine 1.2 was being prepared for release in June
and as part of that the release candidates would start being pushed out next week. Well, it's now that time and the first release candidate of Wine 1.2 is now available.
Wine 1.2 RC1 was released today and it offers up the following official changes:
- Many new toolbar icons.
- Support for alpha blending in image lists.
- Much more complete shader assembler.
- Support for Arabic font shaping and joining.
- A number of fixes for video rendering.
- Font antialiasing configuration through fontconfig.
- Improved handling of desktop link files.
- Various bug fixes.
The Wine 1.2 release is coming as it's been nearly two years since the Wine 1.0 release and the 64-bit support is about complete. At least one more release candidate is expected before this stable update is released in June.
The Wine 1.2 RC1 release announcement can be found at WineHQ.org