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Wine 1.7.21 Supports Unicode 7.0, Interlanced PNG Encoding

The latest Wine bi-weekly development release is now available.
27 June 2014 - Wine 1.7.21 - 16 Comments

Wine 1.7.20 Finally Released, Brings X11 Drag & Drop Fixes

Wine 1.7.20 was delayed an extra two weeks due to outside scheduling conflicts, but that new release is now available. While the release schedule was twice as long, the release isn't too particularly exciting.
13 June 2014 - Wine 1.7.20 - 28 Comments

Pipelight Now Supports AMD GPU Acceleration By Default

Pipelight is the interesting open-source project to support Windows browser plug-ins within native Linux browsers. Pipelight serves as a wrapper for Windows plug-ins in Linux browsers using Wine and for browsers supporting NPAPI plug-ins. This software, which allows Silverlight and Netflix to work on Linux, is out with a big update.
4 June 2014 - Pipelight - 4 Comments

The Next Wine Release Is Delayed To Friday The 13th

While we're looking forward to upcoming Wine 1.7 releases for Direct3D command stream work (performance improvements), more Direct2D work, and other improvements, the next Wine (v1.7.20) release has been delayed.
24 May 2014 - Wine 1.7.20 - 1 Comment

Wine 1.7.19 Starts Work On Direct2D Support

The latest bi-weekly Wine 1.7 release is now available that will ultimately lead up to the Wine 1.8 stable release.
16 May 2014 - Wine 1.7.19 - 7 Comments

Wine 1.7.18 Has Bug-Fixes, New Functions

The latest bi-weekly Wine release in the 1.7 series leading up to the Wine 1.8 stable release is now available.
2 May 2014 - Wine 1.7.18 - 13 Comments

Wine 1.7.17 Works On Its Task Scheduler, C Run-Time

The latest bi-weekly Wine development release just happened.
18 April 2014 - Wine 1.7 - 11 Comments

More Details On Wine's GPU Video Decode Plans

With the Wine 1.7.16 release that happened two weeks ago there was stub functions for Microsoft DxVA video acceleration. The support wasn't actually implemented, but we now have more of an idea for the Wine plans in handling DirectX Video Acceleration.
11 April 2014 - GPU Video Decoding - 3 Comments

Wine 1.7.16 Stubs Out DirectX Video Acceleration

Wine 1.7.16 was released this afternoon as the latest Wine development release.
4 April 2014 - DxVA - 12 Comments

Chinese People Try To Patent Wine On ARM

The latest illustration of software patents being bad and of pure silliness is a group of Chinese people trying to obtain a patent covering Wine on ARM for having the open-source program running Windows programs on the CPU architecture popular to smart-phones.
30 March 2014 - Wine ARM - 64 Comments

Wine 1.7.15 Still Doesn't Land The D3D Command Stream Work

While there's been Direct3D performance improvements pending going back several months as the "D3D command stream patches" with today's release of Wine 1.7.15 the work still hasn't been mainlined.
21 March 2014 - Fixes - 8 Comments

Wine 1.7.14 Arrives With More Task Scheduler Support

The latest bi-weekly development release of Wine is now available, but sadly it doesn't yet mainline the major Direct3D command stream work for improved performance nor has it moved much along with its Direct3D 10/11 work.
7 March 2014 - Direct3D - 18 Comments

Wine Support On Chrome OS Is Unlikely

If you were hoping to eventually be able to run Windows applications within Google's Chrome OS environment via Wine, the possibilities of that working out well are very slim.
3 March 2014 - Chrome OS - 13 Comments

Wine 1.7.13 Lands More Task Scheduler Support

The latest Wine development release is now available for offering the best support for running your Windows games and other applications on Linux.
20 February 2014 - Wine 1.7.13 - 3 Comments

Pipelight Progresses For Silverlight, Netflix On Linux

The open-source Pipelight project that seeks to support Microsoft's Silverlight on Linux through the use of Wine, continues making progress and is under active development. Pipelight remains a way to make it possible to play Netflix movies on Linux.
15 February 2014 - Pipelight - 10 Comments

Wine's Performance For Direct3D Gaming With Many Drivers

Here's a look at Wine's performance over time with various Linux graphics drivers along with a look at the current performance impact of the Direct3D command submission work.
10 February 2014 - Wine Direct3D Performance - 8 Comments

Wine On Android Is Making Progress, Running Solitaire

Last year was the last time we had a chance to talk about Wine on Android for running Windows programs on Google's mobile operating system. While it's not quite mainline yet, Wine on Android has been making much progress and can now run Windows' Solitaire game on your Android device.
9 February 2014 - Android Wine - 10 Comments

Wine 1.7.12: Windows Media Player Interfaces Support

The latest bi-weekly Wine development release is now available and it brings with it some noteworthy changes.
7 February 2014 - Wine 1.7.12 - 3 Comments

CodeWeavers Releases Wine-Based CrossOver 13.1

CrossOver 13.1 is now available as the latest software release out of the Wine-sponsoring CodeWeavers. This latest update though isn't too exciting.
6 February 2014 - CrossOver 13.1

Setting Performance Expectations For Wine Direct3D

For those that haven't dabbled with upstream Wine lately and aren't sure of what's realistic performance expectations for Wine when dealing with its Direct3D layer for Linux OpenGL graphics drivers, here's some fresh comments from a CodeWeavers employee who deals with Wine's graphics stack.
4 February 2014 - Wine D3D Driver Performance - 19 Comments

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