Wine 1.3.1 Brings Small Improvements
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 20 August 2010 at 06:21 PM EDT. 12 Comments
Following Wine's monumental 1.2 release last month that carried more than 23,000+ changes, the second bi-weekly development snapshot of Wine 1.3 is now available.

The first Wine 1.3 release began to rework the user-interface for the built-in Internet Explorer, supported cross-process OLE drag and drop, and began to work on some other underlying changes and bug-fixes. The changes for Wine 1.3.1 are also scattered throughout.

The official release announcement for Wine 1.3.1 as found over at lists the following improvements made in the last two weeks.

- Support for drag & drop between X11 and OLE.
- New ipconfig.exe builtin tool.
- Support for favorites in builtin Internet Explorer.
- Beginnings of a shell Explorer control.
- A number of DirectDraw code cleanups.
- Improvements to the calendar control.
- Various bug fixes.

Of course, this is just the start of changes to come with there likely to be dozens more bi-weekly development snapshots before Wine 1.4 is eventually released.

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