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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
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
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 1.7.14 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 - 14 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 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
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
New & Updated Wine Graphics Benchmarks

For those not avid followers of OpenBenchmarking.org, in recent days there have been a slew of new and updated Wine benchmarks particularly focused upon graphics performance.

25 January 2014 - Wine D3D - Add A Comment
Wine's Big Command Stream D3D Patch-Set Updated

It's been a while since last having anything to report on with the planned patch-set for Wine that provides significant Direct3D performance improvements via work on the D3D command stream. Fortunately, the patches have been updated and now offer better support as well.

11 January 2014 - D3D Command Stream - 60 Comments
Wine 1.7.8 Updates Its Mono Support

Wine 1.7.8 has been released as the latest bi-weekly development version of Wine to run your favorite Windows programs on Linux and other operating systems.

6 December 2013 - Wine 1.7.8 - 6 Comments
Wine 1.6.1 Lands 58 Bug-Fixes

For those still having to rely upon Wine to run your favorite Windows games or other applications, the 1.6.1 stable release is now available if you're not running Wine 1.7 for all the latest goodies.

15 November 2013 - Wine 1.6.1 Release - Add A Comment

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