It's time for another bi-weekly Wine development snapshot. This release though is somewhat more interesting than some of the other mundane snapshots in the past in that it improves the D3DX9 support, has a new sound driver architecture, etc.
Following last week's release of the stable Wine 1.2.3, it's now time for a new development snapshot of Wine 1.3. The Wine 1.3.18 is a particularly interesting release since it finally takes advantage of raw mouse events with X Input 2.
While exciting work continues going into the Wine 1.3 development branch, for those reliant upon running their Windows programs under Linux in a more well-tested configuration, a new Wine 1.2 stable point release has arrived. Wine 1.2.3 is this new version.
Here's a few benchmarks that didn't make the front-page of Phoronix this week but are worthy of some attention. These tests were done by the OpenBenchmarking.org community.
Two weeks have passed since the Wine 1.3.16 development release that integrated the Firefox 4.0 engine so now it's time for another development snapshot. This new update, Wine 1.3.17, isn't particularly exciting but there are a few items to note.
As some may have heard, via Twitter or in other communications, with Phoronix Test Suite 3.2-Grimstad we'll be ramping up several key areas of our open-source benchmarking software and with our collaborative testing platform, OpenBenchmarking.org, and our continuous integration system, Phoromatic. From this already, Half-Life 2 and 3DMark are running by the Phoronix Test Suite.
The Wine development community has announced their latest bi-weekly snapshot in the 1.3 unstable series.
There's a new unstable version of Wine available on this Friday. There's only a few prominent changes, but among them is finally having reflection support in its Direct3D shader compiler.
Wine 1.3.14 was released on Friday and it offers up a variety of fixes for the Wine 1.3 development series.
While CodeWeavers recently released CrossOver Impersonator, a.k.a. CrossOver Games 10.0 and CrossOver Office 10.0, for those looking towards a polished product to run their Windows applications under Linux and Mac OS X, the Wine developers are out with a new bi-weekly development snapshot for those looking to the bleeding-edge of the Wine development.
The Minnesota developers at CodeWeavers have made the surprise release this morning of CrossOver Impersonator and CrossOver Games Impersonator. The "Impersonator" is their name for the version 10.0 family of CodeWeavers products since they feel that this Wine-based software does a very nice job impersonating Microsoft Windows under Linux and Mac OS X operating systems.
Wine 1.3.11 wasn't too interesting as the inaugural Wine development release of 2011, but Wine 1.3.12 has been released today and it carries a bit more weight, such as an initial stab at integrating DOSBox.
This morning we reported on the soft announcement that TransGaming would be replacing Cedega with something known as GameTree Linux. Not much information was available at the time, just that it was built upon Cedega technology, would replace the subscription-based Cedega Gaming Service, and would be distributed as a free program. Now though a few more details have come to light.
While unrelated to one another, the Wine development community has released their newest development build (Wine v1.3.11) following TransGaming's announcement earlier this morning of GameTree Linux replacing Cedega for running Windows games under Linux.
Here's something interesting, but all of the details are not yet known at this time as the official announcement doesn't seem to have been issued yet. TransGaming, the company behind the Cedega software for running Windows games on Linux, is going to be replacing the Cedega Gaming Service with something now called GameTree Linux.
There's the release of Wine 1.3.10 on this Christmas Eve for those with extra time to test the newest Wine over the holidays. Wine 1.3.10 has a number of changes worth checking out.
Wine 1.2.2 was released last week as the second point release in the Wine 1.2 stable series, but this week the Wine developers are back to working on Wine 1.4 in the Wine 1.3 development series. Wine 1.3.9 was just-issued and it's back to bringing some more interesting changes to this free software project, including in-browser ActiveX support and an OpenCL 1.0 library wrapper.
While development in the Wine 1.3 unstable series is going along nicely for the eventual stable release of Wine 1.4, the Wine developers today have announced the stable 1.2.2 update for existing Wine 1.2 users. Wine 1.2.0 was released this past July and then just in October there was Wine 1.2.1 to bring a bunch of bug-fixes. Now just in time for the holidays, there is Wine 1.2.2 to improve the Window application/gaming experience on Linux and other non-Microsoft operating systems.
There's a new Wine development release arriving on this "Black Friday", but this version doesn't bring any early Christmas presents like Wayland support, DirectX 11.0 capabilities, or usage of the Direct3D 10/11 Gallium3D state tracker. It does though bring a few minor changes.
There's a new Wine development release out this Friday afternoon that incorporates a few new features that have been brewing within the development community over the past two weeks. This release is Wine 1.3.7.
Wine 1.3.5 came two weeks ago with better Shader Model 4.0 support for Windows applications/games and the ability to use the CUPS print server directly, among other features, while today Wine 1.3.6 has been released with support for more features.
CrossOver 9.1 was released in July based off the Wine 1.2 code-base, but this week CrossOver 9.2 is now available with more enhancements. CrossOver 9.2 was actually released two days ago, but CodeWeavers' RSS feed and/or Mozilla Thunderbird was acting up so we didn't receive notice until this afternoon.
Wine 1.2.1 arrived last week as a bug-fix release for Wine 1.2 that was introduced back in July, but for those living with the bi-weekly development snapshots to leverage new features already in Wine 1.3 like ARM support for winelib, Wine 1.3.5 is out with more feature activity.
While a lot of new code has already been introduced into the Wine 1.3 development series such as for improved 64-bit MSI support and ARM support for the Wine library, for those living with the Wine 1.2 stable series there is the first bug-fix release.
With the latest bi-weekly development snapshot of Wine, the v1.3.4 release brings a variety of noteworthy changes.
Two days ago we reported on Direct3D being natively implemented in Gallium3D that now allows Direct3D (the 3D portion of the DirectX API) to work on Linux via this advanced graphics driver architecture and unlike Wine's implementation it does not simply translate the calls to OpenGL. This has generated much interest among developers and end-users with there being more than 200 comments in our forums and plenty of discussion elsewhere too. However, some Wine developers seem to be in objection to this work.
While new Wine development snapshots are generally released on a bi-weekly basis with the release almost always taking place on a Friday, the Wine 1.3.3 release came out today on a Saturday. The Wine 1.3.3 release has a variety of fixes and other improvements.
Two weeks have passed since Wine 1.3.1 was released, so Wine 1.3.2 has been pushed out this Friday afternoon. Though there isn't too much to get excited about in the Wine 1.3.2 release with there only being a few noteworthy changes.
Following Wine's monumental 1.2 release last month that carried more than 23,000+ changes, the second bi-weekly development snapshot of Wine 1.3 is now available.
It was just two weeks ago that Wine 1.2.0 was released as the second major stable release of Wine in the nearly two decades that this free software project has been around, but the developers are now out today with their first development release of Wine 1.3. The Wine 1.3.0 release already pulls in a great deal of new code.
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