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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 FreeDesktop.org-compliant 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 - 2 Comments

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

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

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

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