WINE News Archives
19 September 2008 - And Partial Support For Layered Windows
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
6 September 2008 - Another Two-Week Unstable WINE Update - 2 Comments
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 1.0.1 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 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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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?
As was mentioned last week, the WINE project is now in a 1.0 code freeze until this monumental release in June or July. Today the WINE project has issued their first bug-fix release, which is version 1.0-rc1. The WINE 1.0 Release Candidate 1 announcement can be read at WINE HQ.
9 May 2008 - WINE 1.0 Is In Code Freeze - 1 Comment
Following the WINE 0.9.61 release this morning, the WINE code-base is now in a freeze up to version 1.0. Initially this code freeze is more of a "code frost" turning away patches that might risk introducing new regressions that would set back the 1.0 release date, but eventually the code will become frozen. The first release candidate (WINE 1.0 RC1) is planned for release on the 9th of May. Right now there are about 45 open bugs blocking the 1.0 release, but the developers admit many of them will likely remain open past WINE 1.0. This announcement can be read at WINE HQ.
2 May 2008 - Fix Them Bugs For The Big 1.0 - 5 Comments
WINE 1.0 is just a month or two out, but today the WINE developers have released version 0.9.61 of this program to run your favorite Windows programs on Linux and other free software operating systems. WINE 0.9.61 features automatic updating of the WINEPREFIX directory, Winhelp has switched to using RichEdit as its display engine, many other RichEdit fixes, improvements to IME support, quartz fixes, many more Gdiplus functions have been implemented, and as always there is a lot of bug fixes. The release announcement can be read at WINE HQ.
2 May 2008 - Many Fixes In The New WINE
Continuing with the bi-weekly releases up until the WINE 1.0 release this June/July, WINE 0.9.60 has been released this morning. WINE 0.9.60 presents better support for Windows IMEs, option for Windows-style window decorations, improved system tray behavior, window management fixes, improved Quartz audio support, and better support for launching applications through UNIX file managers. As always, there are also a lot of bug fixes. The change-log and source download links can be found at WINE HQ.
18 April 2008 - A Few Interesting Changes...
Last week CodeWeavers had released CrossOver Games, which is a more frequently updated version of their CrossOver Office software and is optimized for use with Windows games. If you're still using WINE directly, however, you'll be pleased to know that a new release is out today with a number of changes. WINE 0.9.59 has improved support for Microsoft's .NET framework, improved service handling through a separate services.exe process, support for ATI's fragment shader, improved support for HTTP proxies, window management fixes, and pre-compiled fonts can now be found in the WINE source tree. In addition, there are also a number of bug fixes. Head on over to Wine HQ for the full change-log and download links.
4 April 2008 - Improved Support For .NET - 2 Comments
Last week Phoronix exclusively reported that CodeWeavers would be introducing their CrossOver Games this coming Tuesday. Well, they have done so this morning. CodeWeavers, the company known for their WINE patronage and WINE-based CrossOver Office product designed to run Windows Office applications on Linux, has kicked their foot in the door into the Linux gaming sector. CrossOver Games uses WINE and is very similar to CrossOver Office in fact, but the difference between their two products is that CrossOver Games will be updated much more frequently and is designed just for Windows gaming software.
25 March 2008 - CrossOver Office Goes For Gaming - 4 Comments
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