Wine release 1.5.2

The Wine development release 1.5.2 is now available. What’s new in this release (see below for details): – Improved naming scheme for audio devices. – Better support for finding system fonts on Mac OS X. – Beginnings of support for JPEG encoding. – Several printing fixes. – Improvements to the URL cache. – Various bug […]

Wine release 1.5.1

The Wine development release 1.5.1 is now available. What’s new in this release (see below for details): – Built-in JavaScript now preferred over Gecko in most cases. – Support for scalable font resources. – Fixes for audio and video playback. – Support for script decoding in JScript. – Various bug fixes. The source is available […]

Wine release 1.5.0

The Wine development release 1.5.0 is now available. What’s new in this release (see below for details): – New version of the Gecko engine. – Partial support for using the Trash on Mac OS X. – Support for path gradients in GdiPlus. – Various MSXML improvements. – Fixes to 64-bit exception handling. – Various bug […]

Wine release 1.4

The Wine team is proud to announce that the stable release Wine 1.4 is now available. This release represents 20 months of development effort and over 16,000 individual changes. The main highlights are the new DIB graphics engine, a redesigned audio stack, and full support for bidirectional text and character shaping. It also contains a […]

Wine release 1.3.37

The Wine development release 1.3.37 is now available. What’s new in this release (see below for details): – Completion of the DIB engine. – Improvements to the C++ runtime. – A number of fixes in the audio drivers. – Unnecessary Direct3D options removed from WineCfg. – Some fixes to the built-in Internet Explorer. – Various […]

Wine release 1.3.36

The Wine development release 1.3.36 is now available. What’s new in this release (see below for details): – UDisks backend for the dynamic device support. – Polygons and geometric pens implemented in the DIB engine. – JScript now compiles entire functions. – Improved support for vertical fonts. – A few more scripts in UniScribe. – […]

Wine release 1.3.35

The Wine development release 1.3.35 is now available. What’s new in this release (see below for details): – Triangular gradients and cosmetic wide pens support in the DIB engine. – All Wine dialogs can now be translated through po files. – Many more scripts added to UniScribe. – JScript using bytecode throughout now. – Several […]

Wine release 1.3.33

The Wine development release 1.3.33 is now available. What’s new in this release (see below for details): – Support for text output in the DIB engine. – Improved support for HTTP proxies. – New version of the Gecko engine. – A number of cursor fixes. – Some fixes in bidirectional text layout. – Various bug […]

Wine release 1.3.32

The Wine development release 1.3.32 is now available. What’s new in this release (see below for details): – BiDi text support in the multi-line edit control. – Support for pattern brushes in the DIB engine. – A number of MSXML fixes. – Improvements to the PostScript driver. – Various bug fixes. The source is available […]

The Wine 1.4 Release Criteria

Last week Wine 1.3.31 was released. If you have been wondering when the next stable release, Wine 1.4, will arrive now that many development releases have occurred in the 1.3 series and it’s been more than a year since the last major release (Wine 1.2), here’s some information. Last year at WineConf the plans for […]

Wine release 1.3.31

The Wine development release 1.3.31 is now available. What’s new in this release (see below for details): – BiDi text support in the single-line edit control. – Support for StretchDIBits and AlphaBlend in the DIB engine. – A number of audio fixes. – VBScript improvements. – Various bug fixes. The source is available from the […]

Benchmarks From Wine 1.3.21 To Wine 1.3.30

Here’s a glance at how the Direct3D/OpenGL performance in Wine has evolved over the past several months, from Wine 1.3.21 to Wine 1.3.30. One of the many organizations that rely upon the Phoronix Test Suite and OpenBenchmarking.org software is CodeWeavers for measuring the progress of Wine, particularly when it comes to the graphics performance. Stefan […]

Getting Started with Wine

A lot of people make the mistake of downloading Wine and expecting it to work out of the box with their Windows applications. It should be noted that Wine is simply a compatibility layer by itself; it does not include the necessary drivers and library files needed to run most Windows applications. That’s where applications […]

The Wine Project Was Compromised

Jeremy White of CodeWeavers has announced that the WineHQ database system, used by Wine for its BugZilla and for its application rating system, was compromised by hacker(s). CodeWeavers has discovered that someone has gained unauthorized access to the WineHQ database system via phpMyAdmin. The complete database to WineHQ was downloaded, including log-in credentials. There are […]

Wine release 1.3.30

The Wine development release 1.3.30 is now available. What’s new in this release (see below for details): – DirectSound reimplemented on top of MMDevAPI. – Support for StretchBlt in the DIB engine. – User interface improvements in HTML help. – Some MSXML fixes. – Performance improvements in cmd. – Various bug fixes. The source is […]

Wine release 1.3.29

The Wine development release 1.3.29 is now available. What’s new in this release (see below for details): – Extensive support for VBScript. – Various improvements to the calendar common control. – A number of XRender fixes and optimizations. – Several new functions in the MSVCP runtime. – A number of audio fixes. – DirectDraw cleanups. […]

Wine release 1.3.28

The Wine development release 1.3.28 is now available. What’s new in this release (see below for details): – Initial version of the VBScript parser. – Automagic audio driver selection. – Support for volume information on UDF file systems. – The OpenGL renderer is now the default for DirectDraw. – Device configuration dialog in DirectInput. – […]

Wine release 1.3.27

The Wine development release 1.3.27 is now available. What’s new in this release (see below for details): – Support for multisampling in Direct3D. – New version of the Gecko engine. – Improvements to the network proxy handling. – Better write support in MSXML. – Side-by-side manifests for built-in libraries. – Various bug fixes. The source […]

Wine release 1.3.26

The Wine development release 1.3.26 is now available. What’s new in this release (see below for details): – Various improvements to the builtin Internet Explorer. – Support for Get/SetDIBits in the DIB engine. – Support for enhanced metafiles in the View tool. – Many improvements in WinHTTP. – A number of fixes to the COM […]

Wine release 1.3.25

The Wine development release 1.3.25 is now available. What’s new in this release (see below for details): – Rewrite of the audio support, using the Win7 architecture. – Old-style sound drivers for Jack, NAS and ESD are removed. – Graphics driver architecture changes for the DIB engine. – Improved handling of the shell recycle bin. […]