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Wine 7.15 Adds RSA Encryption, Direct2D Command Lists

Wine 7.15 is out a day late as the newest development snapshot of this open-source software for enjoying Windows games and applications on Linux and other platforms. Wine is also what serves as the base for Valve's Proton that powers Steam Play.

13 August 2022 - Wine 7.15 - 1 Comment
GitLab Now The Main Development Platform For Wine
GitLab Now The Main Development Platform For Wine

Earlier this year Wine began experimenting with GitLab to improve their development workflow for this open-source project that allows Windows games and applications to run on Linux. It's now been decided that the GitLab workflow is useful and will now be their path forward.

14 June 2022 - Wine + GitLab - 18 Comments
Wine 7.10 Brings 56 Fixes, Proton 7.0-3 RC Prepared With Support For More Games
Wine 7.10 Brings 56 Fixes, Proton 7.0-3 RC Prepared With Support For More Games

It's been a busy day in the space for running Windows games and applications on Linux. Wine 7.10 was released as the newest bi-weekly development feature release while Valve and CodeWeavers also issued the release candidate for Proton 7.0-3 as the newest update to that Wine-based software powering Steam Play for running Windows games on Linux.

4 June 2022 - Wine 7.10 + Proton 7.0-3 RC - 4 Comments
Wine-Staging 7.8 Improves Alt+Tab Handling For Unity Games

It's been a while since there was last a Wine-Staging update with notable new patches added for this experimental version of Wine. But with today's Wine-Staging 7.8 release based off yesterday's Wine 7.8 there is a new patch worth mentioning as well as updates to some of the existing patches.

7 May 2022 - Wine-Staging 7.8 - 9 Comments
Wine Experimenting With GitLab For Improving Development
Wine Experimenting With GitLab For Improving Development

Wine project leader Alexandre Julliard shared they have setup a GitLab instance for Wine development -- currently as an experiment but they hope it will lead to boosting their workflow for working on this open-source software moving forward.

25 April 2022 - Wine + GitLab - 27 Comments
VKD3D 1.3 Being Prepared For Release

While the VKD3D-Proton downstream gets much of the spotlight these days for the Direct3D 12 API implemented atop Vulkan for use by Valve's Steam Play (Proton), Wine's VKD3D continues to be developed and is closing in on its v1.3 release.

2 March 2022 - VKD3D 1.3 - 21 Comments
Wine 7.1 Released With Vulkan 1.3 Support, Theming Fixes
Wine 7.1 Released With Vulkan 1.3 Support, Theming Fixes

With Wine 7.0 having been released, the code freeze is over and we are now onto the Wine 7.x bi-weekly development releases that will then culminate with the Wine 8.0 stable release one year from now. In kicking off the new development series, Wine 7.1 is out today.

28 January 2022 - Wine 7.1 - 3 Comments
New Patches Help WineD3D Performance - Doubled FPS In Some Micro-Benchmarks
New Patches Help WineD3D Performance - Doubled FPS In Some Micro-Benchmarks

While most Linux gamers are making use of DXVK these days for efficiently mapping Direct3D 9/10/11 over Vulkan when running Wine/Proton for enjoying Windows games on Linux, Wine developers still maintain WineD3D for going from Direct3D to OpenGL for cross-platform compatibility. Out today is a new patch series improving the WineD3D performance.

4 January 2022 - WineD3D D3D11 - 51 Comments
Wine 7.0-rc4 Released With Another 38 Fixes

It's coming a few days late due to New Year's, but Wine 7.0-rc4 is out as the latest weekly release candidate for this forthcoming yearly stable release. Wine 7.0 is the imminent feature update for this open-source software allowing Windows games/applications to run on Linux, macOS, and other platforms.

2 January 2022 - Wine 7.0-rc4 - 2 Comments
Wine 7.0-rc3 Released With 22 More Fixes
Wine 7.0-rc3 Released With 22 More Fixes

While off the usual Friday release regiment due to the Christmas holidays, Wine 7.0-rc3 was released minutes ago as the newest test release for this open-source software enabling Windows games and applications to run on Linux.

26 December 2021 - Wine 7.0-rc3 - 13 Comments
CodeWeavers Planning For A Busy 2022 With VKD3D D3D12 For CrossOver

While the VKD3D-Proton fork has been very active and running an increasing number of Direct3D 12 Windows games well as part of Valve's Steam Play, CodeWeavers and the upstream Wine community does continue working on VKD3D. CodeWeavers is planning to make big improvements to VKD3D in 2022 to offer better DirectX 12 support with their commercial CrossOver software for Linux and macOS.

22 December 2021 - Direct3D 12 CrossOver - 1 Comment
Wine 7.0-rc2 Released With 34 Fixes This Week

With Wine 7.0 gearing up for release in January, since last week we have been under a feature freeze and weekly release candidates. Wine 7.0-rc2 is out now with more fixes in battening up this next open-source release for enjoying Windows games and applications on Linux / macOS / BSDs.

17 December 2021 - Wine 7.0-rc2 - 8 Comments
Wine 7.0-rc1 Released With Last Minute Changes

Following last week's Wine 6.23 development release, Wine 7.0-rc1 was just declared in marking the end of feature development and beginning preparations for issuing Wine 7.0.0 stable in January.

10 December 2021 - Wine 7.0 - 8 Comments
Wine 6.22 Released With Mono 7.0, Joystick Improvements

Wine 6.22 is out as the latest bi-weekly development release of this open-source software for running Windows games and applications on Linux and other platforms like macOS and FreeBSD. Wine 6.22 brings more improvements while the Wine 7.0 stable release is inching closer.

19 November 2021 - Wine 6.22 - 10 Comments

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