For those that are bound to running Windows applications on your Linux box through WINE or CrossOver Office, version 6.1 of CrossOver Office for both Linux and Mac has been released. New in CodeWeavers' CrossOver Office 6.1 is support for Microsoft Outlook users to work remotely using RPC over HTT and 3D game performance improvements. The CrossOver Office 6.1 press release can be read from CodeWeavers.
Another new software package hitting the Internet this week was version 0.9.37 of WINE. New in WINE 0.9.37 is MSI automation with JScript/VBScript support, MSHTML improvements, a variety of Direct3D fixes, support for a number of new EXE protection schemes, and lots of bug fixes. More information is available from WineHQ.
Two weeks ago to the day WINE 0.9.35 was released, but today it is being replaced by yet another new release. WINE 0.9.36 implements Midi support in the CoreAudio driver, mixer support in the ALSA driver, a lot of MSI fixes, implementation for most D3DRM functions, an assortment of Direct3D fixes, and the usual stack of bug fixes. More information is available from WINE HQ.
It was not long ago that WINE 0.9.34 was released, but today we once again have a new WINE release out. New in WINE 0.9.35 is the broken ARTS sound driver being removed, fixes to the quartz DLL sound, file I/O performance improvements, an assortment of Direct3D fixes, and (as always) lots of bug fixes. If you're interested in WINE, you may also be interested in our Cedega 6.0 Performance Preview.
A new version of WINE is now available for download which once again adds a few new features and bug fixes. The new changes in WINE v0.9.34 is support for Xcursor, fixes for various installers, new built-in xcopy tool, and Direct3D fixes. The release announcement is available from WINE HQ.
Another new release of WINE is now available for download. New in WINE 0.9.33 are Direct3D fixes with related performance improvements, comctl32 tests and fixes, cmd.exe improvements, more fixes to the built-in OLE, process control support on Solaris, and lots of bug fixes. The release announcement is available from Wine HQ.
If virtualizing Windows is not your thing, a new release of WINE is now out. New in WINE 0.9.32 is Direct3D fixes and performance improvements, new features in cmd.exe, improvements to HTML help support, and lots of bug fixes. The release announcement and change-log is available from Wine HQ.
Another new minor release is out for WINE. New in WINE 0.9.31 are Direct3D fixes and performance improvements, new comctl32 test cases, IDL compiler improvements, OLE32 marshalling fixes, and the usual amount of bug fixes. More information is available in the release announcement.
Yet another release of WINE is now available for download. New in WINE 0.9.30 is improvements to Direct3D shaders and state management, support for inter-process memory allocations, OLE32 marshalling fixes, and the usual share of bug fixing. Download links and more information on the latest WINE release can be found here.
TransGaming's Cedega 5.2.10 (codename: Mahi Mahi) has been released. New in this release is improvements for Steam as well as World of Warcraft. The latest World of Warcraft expansion pack, The Burning Crusade, is also supported by this latest version of Cedega. More on the subscription-based Cedega can be found at Transgaming.
CodeWeaver's CrossOver Office 6 has been released for Linux as well as Mac OS X! CrossOver Office 6 implements several new features and a wealth of improvements in various areas. This latest CrossOver Office release even supports Half-Life 2 and World of Warcraft. The CrossOver Office 6.0 is available at CodeWeavers.
WINE 0.9.28 was released with several changes. The major changes in this release is OpenGL in child windows working (again), better mouse support in games, beginnings of new statement in Direct3D, and improved audio and font support on Mac OS. Of course, a lot more bug fixing has went into this release. More information and downloads are available from WINE HQ.
Yet another release in the 0.9 branch of WINE has been pushed out the door. New in WINE 0.9.27 is better support for noexec kernels, better Dwarf support in dbghelp, several Winsock fixes, code cleanup, and various bug fixes. The latest release announcement can be read here.
Another release is out of Wine HQ. New in WINE 0.9.26 is better support for UNIX locale settings, improved X11 keyboard support, MSI fixes, winecfg improvements, and as always a lot more bugs were cleared up.
CodeWeavers has issued the third beta in the CrossOver Office 6.0 branch as they near the final release. Some of the changes include faster CrossOver Office setup operations, improved support for x86_64 kernels, and fixed bugs in several Windows applications. The CrossOver 6.0 Beta 3 announcement is on their Forums.
A new version of Wine is now available on mirrors in source and binary form for various Linux distributions. New in Wine 0.9.25 is many more fixes for installer support, MSHTML improvements, NTLMv2 support, RPC over TCP improvements, and lots of bug fixing. The release announcement with download links for the latest version can be found here.
Another update has been pushed out for WINE. The major changes in WINE 0.9.23 include a massive update of printf formats for Win64 compatibility, dynamic drive support on Mac OS X, MSI fixes and improvements, and lots of bug fixes. The release announcement can be found over at Wine HQ.
Yet another bug-fix release has been released for WINE. The fixes in WINE v0.9.22 address issues with Direct3D and games on v0.9.21, ATI fglrx OpenGL regression fix, MSI improvements, pixel shaders enabled by default, and several other updates. More is at WineHQ.
CodeWeavers has issued its first public Beta in the CrossOver Office 6.0 series. This Beta can be downloaded free of charge, and will work for 60 days. CodeWeavers' CrossOver Office 6.0 even supports Half-Life 2 and World of Warcraft for those after gaming while at the office. We are in the process of trying out this new Beta for ourselves. CrossOver Office 6.0 Beta can be downloaded from the Beta Center, and be sure to share your experiences in the Phoronix Forums.
WINE 0.9.21 has been released with a slew of new changes and improvements. Some of the changes include OpenGL restructuring, MSI improvements, Richedit fixes, WCMD Winelib app renamed to CMD, Wintrust DLL improvements, code cleanups, and lots of bug fixes. More at Wine HQ.
WINE version 0.9.20 has been released. New in this release is XEmbed system tray support, NTLM support improvements, many messages made localizable, improved support for various OpenGL platforms, improvements to the IDL compiler, and lots of bug fixes. Grab WINE 0.9.20 here.
The latest release of WINE is now out, which features several enhancements such as support for a proper Trash folder, improvements to the IDL compiler, and better FreeBSD support. There are also a number of bug fixes including to the MSI installer and RichEdit improvements. WINE v0.9.19 can be grabbed from SourceForge.
A minor update for Cedega is out. Cedega v5.2.4 brings a needed fix for the Guild War update that is out. The Cedega v5.2.4 release notes are available from Transgaming.
A new version of WINE is now out. New in WINE 0.9.17 is work on Direct3D shaders, now directly using the Gecko engine for MSHTML, better support for apps switching to full-screen mode, and support for multiple joysticks. As usual, there is also a lot of bug fixing involved. More on WINE 0.9.17 is available in the release announcement.
WINE version 0.9.16 has been released. Improvements in this latest WINE include Direct3D and DirectDraw improvements. The beginnings of an OleView Winelib application are included as well as other bug fixes. More can be found at WINE.
Transgaming has announced the release of Cedega 5.2. Cedega 5.2 has been codenamed "Amberjack". In this latest release is a Game Disc Database installer, better feedback, command line arguments can be passed to the GUI, and patches for several other games. More information can be found at Transgaming.
Marius Popa, a Phoronix reader and also developer for the Firebird database application, has passed along a tutorial today for those of you who may be interested in using Macromedia's Flash Player v8.5 with Firefox under WINE, seeing as Macromedia has yet to present any Linux 8.5 port, let alone a x86_64 build. These instructions were carried out using Ubuntu Dapper Drake (v6.06). As always, Phoronix takes no responsibility for user contributed guides. 1.) Install WINE (sudo apt-get install wine) 2.) Install msttcorefonts (sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts) 3.) Download Firefox for Windows at Mozilla 4.) Run the setup (wine Firefox\ Setup\ 126.96.36.199.exe) 5.) Download the Macromedia Flash Windows 8.5 Setup 6.) Install the setup with WINE (wine install_flash_player_8-5_beta.exe) 7.) Point the plug-in directory to c:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins 8.) wine .wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Mozilla\ Firefox/firefox.exe with about:plugins to display the results
Released today is WINE 0.9.11. The changes in this release include an improved ESD audio driver, more web browser improvements in mshtml and wininet, Direct3D fixes and preparation for ddraw code migration, Explorer process now managing the desktop window, and a lot of bug fixes. More information on the WINE project is available at WineHQ.
It appears WINE v0.9.9 has been released. WINE serves as a popular open-source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and UNIX. This latest WINE release includes vast improvements with Richedit, improved web browser support, recursive directory change notifications, WINE installation now fully relocatable, Direct3D 8 and 9 now use the same code, debugger improvements, systray is now handled by the process explorer, and as always there are a lot of bug fixes. More information on WINE is available at their home-page.
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