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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

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 - 1 Comment

Wine 1.7.11 Has Optional Start Menu, D3D CS Work

Wine 1.7.11 has been released and it packs a fair number of changes.
17 January 2014 - Wine 1.7.11 - 11 Comments

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 1.6.2 Offers Up Dozens Of Bug-Fixes

The latest stable release of Wine is now available for users still relying upon Windows-only software to run on Linux and other operating systems.
11 January 2014 - Wine 1.6.2

Wine 1.7.10 Has AVI Compressor, Task Scheduler

Wine 1.7.10 is out this Friday as the first bi-weekly development release of 2014.
3 January 2014 - Wine 1.7.10 - 12 Comments

Wine 1.7.9 Brings Few Noteworthy Changes

The latest Wine development release is now available but it's not particularly exciting the week before Christmas.
20 December 2013 - Wine 1.7.9 - 19 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 1.7.7 Brings Some Small Updates

The latest bi-weekly Wine development release is available.
22 November 2013 - Wine 1.7.7 - 8 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

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