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The developers of Wine have come out today with their first development release in over three weeks. Wine 1.1.30 has arrived, and this release has brought a few great improvements. Finally with Wine 1.1.30 there is support for OpenAL, the open, cross-platform, multi-channel audio API. Besides the Open Audio Library support in Wine, the 1.1.30 release also brings more Direct3D 10 work, which has been an area Wine developers have been working on since last year but there's still a ways to go in implementing this support even as Microsoft is ready to bring Direct3D 11.0.
25 September 2009 - New Development Release - 7 Comments
On the same day as the Wine 1.1.29 release and a month and a half since the release of CrossOver Office 8.0, the 8.0 release of CrossOver Games is now available to CodeWeaver customers. Among the games that are now supported under CrossOver Games 8.0 and later include Left4Dead, Perfect World, and Tales of Monkey Island. This release also carries regression fixes for Half-Life 2, Spore, Team Fortress 2, and various other games.
2 September 2009 - Play Windows Games On Linux - 4 Comments
It's coming on a Wednesday compared to the usual Friday releases for the bi-weekly development snapshots, but Wine 1.1.29 has arrived. Wine 1.1.29 brings improved Gecko integration by using Wine's network layers, use of libmpg123 for MP3 decoding, support for JPEG and PNG formats in WindowsCodecs, and many regression test fixes for Win64 and Windows 7. Of course, there is also the usual variety of bug-fixes.
2 September 2009 - A Wednesday Release - 2 Comments
Three weeks have passed since the release of Wine 1.1.26, but having an extra week has not led to any particularly great changes within the just-released 1.1.27 version. What has changed in Wine 1.1.27 is a new version of the Gecko web rendering engine, GSM 06.10 codec support, improved support for the disk volume APIs, and support for XShm pixmaps to improve the graphics performance. There is also the usual assortment of bug fixes.
7 August 2009 - But Not Many Are Great - 19 Comments
Wine 1.1.26 is now available as the latest bi-weekly development snapshot of this major free software project. Wine 1.1.26 isn't as exciting as some of the other recent releases that had brought improved memory management and initial Shader Model 4.0 support, for example, but it's special in its own right. Wine 1.1.26 delivers faster bitmap stretching using X Render, proxy support in WinHTTP, and many more JScript functions. Wine 1.1.26 also brings translation updates and bug fixes.
17 July 2009 - Usage of X Render, Etc - 4 Comments
In their bi-weekly tradition, the developers behind Wine have pushed out a new development release for this popular and important open-source project. Wine 1.1.25 is the newest development release and it has quite a few translation updates, support for various Unicode file encodings in Notepad, improved memory management, desktop menus are now cleared up automatically, the start of a windowscodecs DLL implementation, and of course various bug fixes. The improved memory management should help out OpenGL in particular, per the Wine 1.1.25 news announcement.
4 July 2009 - Plus Other Features - 6 Comments
A new development release of Wine is now available with a few prominent additions. Wine 1.1.24 introduces support for FreeDesktop.org file associations, support for 64-bit exception handling, improved ARB shaders, fixes for the FBO mode, and many ListView improvements. Of course, there is also the usual variety of bug-fixes. The ARB shader improvements and fixes to the Frame Buffer Object mode are exciting, from the graphics perspective.
19 June 2009 - New Wine Development Release - 6 Comments
CodeWeavers has announced the release this morning of CrossOver 8.0. This software, which is based upon Wine and allows users to run their favorite Windows applications on Mac OS X or Linux, features several prominent improvements in this major update. CrossOver 8.0 has been in beta for a few months now and among the newly supported programs are Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 and Intuit's Quicken 2009. Adobe Photoshop CS2 is now also officially supported by CodeWeavers.
16 June 2009 - New CrossOver Release - 4 Comments
A new bi-weekly development update of Wine is now available. The release of Wine 1.1.23 is not as exciting as some of the other development updates recently that have brought cleaner Direct3D code, initial Shader Model 4.0 support, and other exciting enhancements, but there are a few changes the developers list as important for version 1.1.23.
5 June 2009 - New Release Of WINE - 34 Comments
The developers behind WINE are out with their bi-weekly development update to this popular open-source project. Added in this latest WINE 1.1.22 release are improvements to OLE copy/paste functionality, the start of x86_64 exception handling support, Direct3D locking fixes, ARB shaders improvements, and better OpenGL pixel format support. Like usual, there are also a variety of bug fixes contained in this latest release.
22 May 2009 - New WINE Development Release - 27 Comments
The release two weeks ago of WINE 1.1.20 brought some cleaner Direct3D code, but there really was not much to get overly excited about. The release of WINE 1.1.21, however, is different. With the release today of WINE 1.1.21, work is now underway in supporting Shader Model 4.0 in this open-source project atop Linux and other operating systems. Shader Model 4.0 is the shader language that is used by version 10 of Direct3D.
8 May 2009 - Oooo New Graphics Fun - 44 Comments
The WINE 1.1.20 release coming as the latest bi-weekly development update to this open-source project brings a couple of highlights. WINE 1.1.20 has more Direct3D code clean-ups, which is a good sign considering they hope to really get underway with Direct3D 10.0 support this summer, and there is now support for showing a WINE dialog when a Windows application crashes, improved OLE copy/paste support, ListView improvements, and the variety of bug-fixes.
25 April 2009 - Bi-Weekly WINE Development Release - 4 Comments
CodeWeaver's Jeremy White has announced the first beta release of CrossOver Office 8.0. This major update to CrossOver Office adds support for Quicken 2009 and also contains various other improvements.
21 April 2009 - CodeWeavers Works Hard
In their usual bi-weekly ritual, the open-source WINE developers have released a new version of this software used to run Windows programs on Linux and other operating systems. The latest development release of WINE is version 1.1.19 and it offers support for Visual C++ project files in winemaker, improvements to the Esound driver, many Direct3D code cleanups, fixes to the OLE clipboard handling, and OpenBSD compilation fixes. Besides that there is also the usual sum of bug fixes.
10 April 2009 - A New Release Of WINE - 12 Comments
For those that have faced issues with WINE or CodeWeaver's CrossOver Games, perhaps you may want to try out the latest release of Cedega. Transgaming has just released Cedega 7.1.1, which is the first point release since Cedega 7.1 was released a month ago.
3 April 2009 - For Those Not Interested In WINE - 14 Comments
In the bi-weekly update to the WINE development series are a few interesting changes. Today's release of WINE 1.1.18 brings many Direct3D cleanups, debug symbols in WineDbg on Mac OS X, improved support for upgrades in MSI, and RPC over HTTP support. There is also a host of bug-fixes contained in this latest WINE development release.
27 March 2009 - New WINE Development Release - 3 Comments
Since the release of WINE 1.1.16 two weeks ago, the open-source developers have been working on joystick support for Mac OS X, implementing iphlpapi on Solaris, a number of 64-bit improvements, the obsolete LinuxThreads support has been dropped, and Windows regression test fixes. These changes plus the usual round of bug-fixes has now gone on to form the WINE 1.1.17 release.
13 March 2009 - More 64-Bit Work... - 5 Comments
CodeWeavers, the company behind the WINE-based CrossOver Office and CrossOver Games for running Windows office applications and games, respectively, on Linux (and Mac OS X) has shared some of their plans for 2009. Among the items they are getting ready for is DirectX 10 support and a new GUI for its CrossOver software.
9 March 2009 - DirectX 10 In WINE Eventually - 8 Comments
The Linux client for Unreal Tournament 3 still hasn't been released, but it's now possible to easily play this game on Linux. Cedega 7.1 was released this morning and it now supports Unreal Tournament 3 along with better supporting Bioshock, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, FEAR 2, Medal of Honor Airborne, and Sins of a Solar Empire. Cedega 7.1 also has performance and stability improvements.
6 March 2009 - Cedega 7.1 Released - 17 Comments
WINE 1.1.16 has been released this afternoon with a few improvements. Particularly, the development branch of WINE now has improved SANE scanner support, support for digital CD audio playback, improved cookies management in Wininet, support for building stand-alone 16-bit modules, and many fixes to the regression tests on Windows. Of course, there's also a lot of bug fixing and other work that went on since the release of WINE 1.1.15.
27 February 2009 - Even Digital CD Audio Playback - 7 Comments
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