WINE News Archives
WINE 1.1.17 Released With 64-bit Improvements

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 Working On New GUI, DirectX 10

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
You Can Now Play UT3 On Linux, Sort Of

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 Released With New Improvements

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
CrossOver Games 7.2.0 Released

It has been a number of months since CrossOver Games was last updated, but this morning CodeWeavers has issued a new update for this software based upon WINE that allows gamers to run their favorite DirectX and OpenGL Windows titles on Linux.

26 February 2009 - Thanks CodeWeavers - 3 Comments
WINE 1.1.15 Arrives With Cross-Compilation Support

In the past two weeks a fair amount of work has been made within the WINE development camp. WINE 1.1.15 was released this morning with five major changes, on top of various bug-fixes and other work. The key improvements include a Gecko engine update, better region support in GdiPlus, support for cross-compilation in winegcc, the start of MS Text Framework support, and many fixes to the regression tests on Windows. In WINE 1.1.15 there are 37 bugs officially fixed and many more code changes.

13 February 2009 - Plus Other Features - 6 Comments
WINE 1.1.14 Released With IE7 Fixes

The WINE developers have today announced the release of WINE 1.1.14. This release of WINE isn't as exciting as some earlier revisions that started on Direct3D 10 support or 64-bit improvements, but it does contain several fixes. There are various fixes for Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 in WINE 1.1.14 along with numerous Crypt32 improvements, better support for windowless Richedit, improvements to the print dialog, and fixes to the Windows regression tests. As usual, there is also a variety of bug-fixes.

30 January 2009 - Plus Other Work Too - 2 Comments
WINE 1.1.13 Brings More 64-bit Work & More

In their usual bi-weekly dance, the WINE community has this afternoon released a new version of this software that allows Windows programs to run on Linux. Delivered in WINE 1.1.13 is startup notifications, many fixes for 64-bit application support, improved graphics support in Internet Explorer, various Richedit improvements, and better certificate manager dialog. Of course, WINE 1.1.13 also has its share of bug-fixes. The WINE 1.1.13 release announcement with full change-log and download links can be found at WINE HQ.

16 January 2009 - New Improvements In 64-bit WINE - Add A Comment
WINE 1.1.12 Released With More 64-bit Work

As the first release in 2009, WINE 1.1.12 has been released with more 64-bit support. Using this latest unstable release of WINE should allow some simple 64-bit Windows applications to run on Linux and support 64-bit code generation in the IDL compiler. Outside of the 64-bit realm there is a new version of the Gecko engine integrated into WINE and support for sub-pixel font rendering. As usual, there is also a number of bug-fixes in WINE 1.1.12. The release announcement can be read at WINE HQ.

2 January 2009 - More 64-bit Work, New Gecko - 9 Comments
WINE 1.1.10 Brings Improved 64-Bit Support

The WINE development community has just released the tenth development update in the WINE 1.1 series. With this release are also several interesting changes. Among other work, WINE 1.1.10 offers improved 64-bit support. It's long been a problem building WINE in a Linux x86_64 environment, but this latest release is known to correct a few of the build issues.

5 December 2008 - And Virtual Memory Write Watches - 6 Comments
WINE 1.1.9 Brings Improved Memory Performance

WINE 1.1.9 has been released this morning and it arrives with a few interesting changes. This development release brings a large number of regression test fixes, performance improvements in memory management, improved POP3 support in inetcomm, an initial implementation of the XInput DLL, and various bug fixes. The release announcement can be read at WINE HQ.

21 November 2008 - Plus Other Improvements - 11 Comments
WINE 1.1.8 Released, Improved Memory Management

The release of WINE 1.1.7 two weeks ago marked their initial work on implementing Direct3D 10 support, but still in a very early form. WINE 1.1.8 has now been released and while doesn't contain anything quite as exciting, there are a few interesting points.

7 November 2008 - New Development Release of WINE - 6 Comments
CodeWeavers Giving Away CrossOver Tomorrow

Tomorrow for one-day only CodeWeavers will be giving away their CrossOver Office software for free. No, this isn't just the demo copy or some version bugged with limitations, but due to a challenge they started in July, they will be giving out copies of CrossOver Office and CrossOver Games for free for one day. Those receiving a free copy will also receive free technical support from CodeWeavers. This challenge dealt with seeing what George W. Bush would accomplish in his last year of US office, and due to the falling gas prices, one of their goals was met.

27 October 2008 - Thanks To George W Bush - 27 Comments
WINE Developers Start On Direct3D 10 Support

Word out of WINE HQ this morning is that WINE 1.1.7 has been released. This development release has major changes that consist of improved device management for DOS drives, many Richedit fixes, many Windows installer fixes, and the first steps of a Direct3D 10 implementation. This release also has the usual assortment of bug-fixes. It's great to see WINE developers starting work on Direct3D 10 support, but it will likely be a while before it enters a usable state. The change-log for this bi-weekly development release can be read at WINE HQ.

24 October 2008 - WINE 1.1.7 Has Been Released - 25 Comments
WINE 1.0.1 Maintenance Release

Back in June was the release of WINE 1.0.0 and since then we have seen the continued development of WINE through the WINE 1.1.x series. Today though the WINE developers have gone back and released a WINE 1.0.1 maintenance release. Making up this release are just small bug-fixes and translation updates. The change-log and source download links can be found at WINE HQ.

17 October 2008 - The First Official Post-1.0.0 Release - Add A Comment
WINE 1.1.6 Supports X11 Desktop Work-Area

Released this morning by WINE HQ was WINE 1.1.6. This development release adds initial support for schannel using GnuTLS, a number of fixes from various code analysis tools, support for X11 desktop work area, fixes for Richedit tables, more complete JavaScript support, and various bug fixes. Share your thoughts on WINE 1.1.6 in the Phoronix Forums.

10 October 2008 - WINE 1.1.6 Has Been Released - 7 Comments
WINE 1.1.5 Adds Substantial JS Support

Added two weeks ago in WINE 1.1.4 was improved WinHTTP support and additional JavaScript support for supporting Google Chrome on Linux through WINE along with additional changes and bug-fixes. With the just-released WINE 1.1.5 release the JavaScript work continues with what is described as a "substantial JavaScript implementation." Additionally, there is partial support for layered windows, the ability to have Unicode file export with the registry editor, proper exception handling in widl-generated code, and a-synchronous requests and cookies support in WinHTTP. As always, there is also a variety of bug-fixes that have been bundled into this bi-weekly development release. The release announcement can be read at WINE HQ.

19 September 2008 - And Partial Support For Layered Windows - Add A Comment
CodeWeavers Brings Chromium To Linux

Chroimum, the open-source code that powers the Google Chrome web-browser, is now available to Linux (and Mac OS) X users in a binary package. Though this support isn't coming natively, but instead CodeWeavers (the company behind CrossOver Office and CrossOver Games) is using WINE. This Chromium support for Google has come about in the last couple of days, as is detailed on the CodeWeavers blog. Additional information and free download links are available from the press release and FAQ page. One side effect of this Chromium+WINE work is that they've written HTTPS support within the winhttp DLL for WINE.

15 September 2008 - WINE-driven Browser Goodness - 9 Comments
WINE 1.1.4 Released, Google Chrome Works

The WINE community has announced the release of WINE 1.1.4, which is their latest development build made up of open-source work over the past two weeks. New in this release is a better implementation of WinHTTP, additional JavaScript support, the start of the shell AppBar implementation, fixes for Google Chrome support, Chinese translations, and various bug-fixes. What also makes this release special is the first WINE commit for improved testing on WINE through the Phoronix Test Suite. Stefan Dösinger has added a run-total FPS counter to the WINE debug channel in WINE 1.1.4 for us, which will allow us to better monitor the frame-rate within any WINE-powered benchmark. The release announcement can be read at WINE HQ.

6 September 2008 - Another Two-Week Unstable WINE Update - 2 Comments
WINE 1.1.3 Released, Four Weeks Of Fixes

It's been four weeks since WINE 1.1.2 was released, but arriving today is the latest release in the WINE 1.1 development series. This release incorporates many more crypt32 functions, the start of DirectDraw overlay support, improved support for tables in Richedit, support for NETWM window maximization, many installer fixes, and tweaks for PulseAudio support. There is also the usual assortment of bug-fixes. The release announcement for WINE 1.1.3 can be read at WINE HQ.

22 August 2008 - Many New Improvements - 8 Comments
WINE 1.1.2 Released, New Features

WINE 1.0.1 still hasn't been released in the stable branch, but the WINE 1.2 development branch is coming along nicely. WINE 1.1.2 is the latest development release and it incorporates control panel improvements, new appwiz (application wizard) panel, restructurations of state handling in Direct3D, support for timer queue functions, many MSXML improvements, Solaris support fixes, and various bug fixes. The release announcement for WINE 1.1.2 can be read at WINE HQ.

25 July 2008 - Another WINE Unstable Release - 2 Comments
Crossover Games 7.1 Released

CrossOver Games for Linux was originally released back in March (CrossOver Games Preview), but the CodeWeavers team is still busy driving new features and games into both CrossOver Office and Crossover Games. The latest example of this comes with the release of CrossOver Games 7.1.

24 July 2008 - CodeWeavers Makes Gaming Easy - 9 Comments
WINE 1.1.1 Released, New Improvements

It was two weeks ago that WINE 1.1.0 was released as the first development version since WINE 1.0 was released. In their usual timed released cycles, WINE 1.1.1 is now out today. WINE 1.1.1 features installer fixes for Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Microsoft Office 2007, more progress on the gdiplus functionality, Unicode file support in regedit, improved video playback, and Richedit fixes and improvements. In addition, there are a number of other miscellaneous bug-fixes in this second post-1.0 development release. The release announcement and full change-log for WINE 1.1.1 can be viewed at WINE HQ. Meanwhile, for users interested in the stable releases, WINE 1.0.1 is next on their road-map and that should be out by the end of next month.

11 July 2008 - A New WINE Development Release - 2 Comments
New Features, Games Coming To CrossOver

CodeWeavers, the company behind the WINE-based CrossOver Office, had introduced CrossOver Games as a gaming-oriented version of their pay-to-use edition of WINE. When CrossOver Games was introduced it only officially supported a handful of games: EVE Online, Guild Wars, Half-Life, Steam, and World of Warcraft. However, a post on the CodeWeavers blog by Stefan mentions that this software will be seeing a few improvements this month now that CodeWeavers has shipped CrossOver Office 7.0.

4 July 2008 - CrossOver Games To Support New Games - Add A Comment
WINE 1.1.0 Released, Many Fixes

WINE 1.0 was released less than two weeks ago, but today WINE 1.1.0 has been released. While only ten days have passed, many more gdiplus functions have been implemented, there is improved graphics tablet support, Richedit fixes and improvements, support for HWND_MESSAGE windows, many new MSHTML functions, fixes in MSI registry handling, a first-cut implementation of the inetmib1 DLL, improvements to the quartz renderers, and various bug fixes. The release announcement for WINE 1.1.0 can be read at WINE HQ. WINE 1.1.0 represents the first development release after reaching 1.0 and will ultimately form WINE 1.2.0.

27 June 2008 - Didn't WINE 1.0.0 Just Come Out? - Add A Comment
WINE 1.0 Is Released!

Following a (long) development period of 15 years, the WINE HQ is today proud to announce the release of WINE 1.0.0. This WINE 1.0.0 release doesn't incorporate all of the blocker bugs and other features that were once planned, but this will serve as their first stable release and the basis for future work. WINE 1.0.1 is next up on the road-map while WINE 1.2.0 will be a few months out. For more information on this Windows executable layer for Linux and alternative operating systems, check out our WINE news and articles.

17 June 2008 - A Milestone For WINE Is Reached - 4 Comments
The Status of WINE 1.0: Arriving Soon

WINE 1.0-rc4 was released last Friday and today the news coming out of WINE HQ is that WINE 1.0-rc5 -- the final release candidate before WINE 1.0 -- will be released tomorrow. Following the release of RC5, WINE 1.0.0 is expected to enter this world just a few days later. In this announcement, it was also mentioned that WINE 1.0.1 is planned for release in one to two months time.

12 June 2008 - WINE 1.0.1 In 1~2 Months, 1.2 Later - 3 Comments
WINE 1.0-rc4 Released

With WINE 1.0 scheduled to arrive this month or next, the development community behind this popular open-source software has been issuing new release candidates on a weekly basis. Today we're now up to WINE 1.0-rc4, which is solely made up of bug fixes. The WINE 1.0-rc4 release announcement covers all of the changes in this release. There are 60 bug fixes since 1.0-rc3. At this time there are still 11 bugs blocking the 1.0 milestone (bug tracker).

6 June 2008 - More Bug Fixes Before WINE 1.0 - Add A Comment
WINE 1.0-rc3 Released, Bug Fixes

A week ago WINE 1.0-rc2 was released with 123 bug fixes as WINE 1.0 is quickly approaching within the next two months. Today WINE 1.0-rc3 has been released with more bug-fixes. This new release candidate just contains 36 fixes, which range from fixed OpenGL regressions to SuperTux freezing. The release announcement can be read at WINE HQ.

30 May 2008 - More Bug Fixes Before WINE 1.0 - Add A Comment
WINE 1.0-rc2 Released, 123 Bug Fixes

With two weeks having passed since the release of WINE 1.0-rc1, coming out of WINE HQ this morning is WINE 1.0-rc2. As the WINE development tree is now in a code freeze towards the forthcoming WINE 1.0 release next month, this second release candidate merely contains bug fixes. Specifically, this new release has 123 bug fixes. Download links and all of the fixes can be read about in the release announcement. There are currently 26 bugs left before reaching the 1.0 milestone, which is coming 15 years after this project was first conceived. WINE 1.0 is planned for release in June.

23 May 2008 - Anyone Say Bug Fixes? - Add A Comment

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