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If you are not touring Chernobyl this weekend but instead looking to test out some new software, version 1.1.42 of Wine has arrived just as expected. There's a few new features and other improvements to this free software project that allows you to run many Windows programs on non-Microsoft operating systems.
2 April 2010 - New WINE Development - 4 Comments
It's time for another bi-weekly development release of Wine and this time we have the v1.1.41 release, which brings some particularly interesting changes. Wine 1.1.41 offers up a "wide range" of Direct3D improvements, support for SHA-256/SHA-384/SHA-512 algorithms, more MSHTML fixes, support for MP3 decoding on Mac OS X, widl improvements, more typelib fixes, and OLE storage improvements. There's also the usual variety of bug-fixes.
19 March 2010 - A Range Of Them - 8 Comments
Wine 1.1.40 is now available with a variety of improvements. The official highlights for this bi-weekly release of Wine include support for Wow64 registry redirection, increased coverage of MSI standard actions, various Wordpad improvements, many shell fixes for better IE support, improved support for typelibs, better OpenGL card detection, and the usual variety of bug-fixes. The better OpenGL card detection comes from now offering real GL vendor detection and adjusted quirk handling.
5 March 2010 - And More - 9 Comments
CrossOver Office 8.1 came last year, but today CodeWeavers has announced the release of CrossOver Office 9.0. The 9.0 release of this popular software based upon Wine that allows running Windows applications on Linux and Mac OS X, brings a new user-interface and the ability to utilize installation "recipes" when installing new applications from their remote database.
2 March 2010 - New CrossOver Office Release
Two weeks have passed since the release of Wine 1.1.38 and so now the 1.1.39 release is available to provide more fixes and improvements. This bi-weekly development update delivers on support for registry symbolic links, many MSI fixes, build process improvements, MSXML clean-ups and fixes, many MSHTML improvements, and various bug-fixes.
19 February 2010 - New Wine Release - 8 Comments
It's time for another bi-weekly development update of Wine. This time around there is better support for memory allocations debugging, improved MIDI support, a wide range of Direct3D fixes, OLEDB fixes, improved debugger support on x86_64, many MSI fixes, and various bug-fixes.
6 February 2010 - Development Update - 10 Comments
Just this morning we talked about a Direct3D 9.0c state tracker for the Gallium3D driver interface that could greatly benefit the Wine project. This afternoon we now have more Wine-related news, and it's actually a new development release. Wine 1.1.37 is this new release and it carries a variety of fixes, but nothing to do with this Direct3D state tracker. There is, however, a variety of Direct3D improvements to its own software layer, some of which impact the rudimentary Direct3D 10.0 support.
22 January 2010 - New Wine Release
Version 1.1.36 of Wine has been released to provide in a released version all of the development work done to this major free software project over the past two weeks. Wine 1.1.36 does carry some interesting changes, including better Shader Model 4.0 support, completion of 16-bit separation, fixes for many memory leaks, improved debugging for MinGW, MSHTML fixes, and various other bug-fixes.
9 January 2010 - Shader Model 4.0 - 11 Comments
Two weeks have passed since the release of Wine 1.1.34 that brought support for the digital rights management in the Left 4 Dead 2 game, MSHTML improvements, and other fixes, but now Wine 1.1.35 is out the door to replace that development release.
18 December 2009 - Holiday Release - 3 Comments
It's Friday and it's time for a new bi-weekly development release of the Wine software. Wine 1.1.34 this time around brings a lot of changes, but a few that are noteworthy. This newest Wine release carries many fixes for crypto certificates support, MSHTML, support the Left 4 Dead 2 DRM, OLE marshalling, and ListView. That's it though for the official release highlights.
4 December 2009 - All Over The Place - 18 Comments
CodeWeavers had released CrossOver Games 8.0 back in September, but now this morning they have put out CrossOver Games 8.1. The main addition in CrossOver Games 8.1 is support for Left 4 Dead 2, the much-anticipated Windows game created by Valve Corporation that was actually just released yesterday as the sequel to Left 4 Dead. Though if you are a faithful Phoronix reader you would have known since last month that this new CrossOver Games release was coming soon and with support for Left 4 Dead 2. Besides the support for Left 4 Dead 2, CrossOver Games 8.1 carries some directory permission fixes for running World of Warcraft with Ubuntu 9.10 and a number of fixes for running Guild Wars. However, that's it for the change-log.
18 November 2009 - Plus Few Other Fixes - 11 Comments
It was a year ago that Wine developers began working on Direct3D 10.0 support and then in March developers at CodeWeavers began working on the Direct3D 10 support too. Recent Wine releases in particular have brought better Direct3D 10.x coverage and this work has continued with the just-released Wine 1.1.33.
13 November 2009 - Plus More - 6 Comments
The next version of the Wine-based CrossOver application has been codenamed "Snow Mallard" and the next release of CrossOver Games has been codenamed "Zombie Mallard", reports CodeWeavers' Jeremy White. This announcement was made in honor of the one year anniversary of giving away CrossOver for free for one day.
26 October 2009 - New Features - 1 Comment
Wine 1.1.32 is now out, but unlike Wine 1.1.30 and Wine 1.1.31 there are not any Direct3D 10 improvements specifically mentioned for this release. However, the highlights for Wine 1.1.32 include many crypto fixes (particularly targeted at the 64-bit architecture), improved DVD access on Mac OS X, several improvements to common controls, HTML support improvements, DIB optimizations, and various other bug-fixes.
23 October 2009 - New Wine Devel Release - 10 Comments
Wine 1.1.30 was released two weeks ago with Direct3D 10 improvements, but Wine 1.1.31 is now out today and it too contains more Direct3D 10 work. Beyond enhancing the Direct3D 10.x support in Wine, which is critical for supporting some newer games, this release also carries improved monthcal control, performance improvements for DIB sections, several sound driver fixes, the start of ActiveX support in JScript, 16-bit dlls split off to separate modules, support for attachments in MAPI. Of course, there's also a number of bug-fixes in this new Wine release too.
9 October 2009 - And More - 7 Comments
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
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