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Wine 1.9.3 Released

February 5, 2016

The Wine development release 1.9.3 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • New version of the Gecko engine based on Firefox 44.
  • JSON support in JavaScript.
  • Improved line breaking in DirectWrite.
  • Some more write support in WebServices.
  • Still more Shader Model 4 instructions.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wine 1.8.1 Released

February 3, 2016

The Wine maintenance release 1.8.1 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Various bug fixes.
  • Small translation updates.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wine 1.9.2 Released

January 22, 2016

The Wine development release 1.9.2 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • GStreamer 1.0 support.
  • Support for SHA hashes in BCrypt.
  • Synthesizing bold glyphs also for bitmap fonts.
  • Underlines support in DirectWrite.
  • Still more Shader Model 4 instructions.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wine 1.9.1 Released

January 9, 2016

The Wine development release 1.9.1 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • A few more deferred fixes.
  • Support for debug registers on x86-64.
  • More Shader Model 4 instructions.
  • Support for the Mingw ARM toolchain.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wine 1.9.0 Released

December 25, 2015

The Wine development release 1.9.0 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • A number of fixes that were deferred during code freeze.
  • WSAPoll implementation.
  • Standard font dialog fixes.
  • X11 drag&drop improvements.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wine 1.8 Released

December 19, 2015

The Wine team is proud to announce that the stable release Wine 1.8 is now available.

This release represents 17 months of development effort and around 13,000 individual changes. The main highlights are the implementation of DirectWrite and Direct2D, and the new Pulse Audio driver.

It also contains a lot of improvements across the board, as well as support for many new applications and games. See the release notes below for a summary of the major changes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wine 1.8-rc4 Released

December 12, 2015

The Wine development release 1.8-rc4 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wine 1.8-rc3 Released

December 4, 2015

The Wine development release 1.8-rc3 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Software Freedom Conservancy 2015 Fundraiser

November 29, 2015

The Software Freedom Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization that supports FLOSS projects by taking care of project needs such as management of donations, asset stewardship, basic legal advice, and FLOSS copyright license enforcement. They have been extremely helpful to us.

Unfortunately, in the past year the SFC has had some of its corporate support withdrawn due to its FLOSS license enforcement activities and must now rely more on individual donors. They have recently launched their 2015 Fundraising Campaign, and have asked member projects to help publicize it.

Please consider donating; your support of the SFC will benefit all of its members, including the Wine Project.

Wine 1.8-rc2 Released

November 27, 2015

The Wine development release 1.8-rc2 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wine 1.8-rc1 Released

November 20, 2015

The Wine development release 1.8-rc1 is now available.

This is the first release candidate for the upcoming Wine 1.8. Please give this release a good testing to help us make 1.8 as good as possible.

What's new in this release:

  • Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

World Wine News Issue 402

November 18, 2015

Wine 1.7.55 Released

November 13, 2015

The Wine development release 1.7.55 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Pulse audio driver.
  • Various fixes for Microsoft Office 2013 support.
  • Some more implementation of the Web Services DLL.
  • More fixes for the latest C runtime version.
  • Improvements to the Makefile generation.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wine 1.7.54 Released

October 30, 2015

The Wine development release 1.7.54 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Implementation of the TransmitFile function.
  • More implementation of the Web Services DLL.
  • Improved video decoding.
  • Alternative for the deprecated prelink tool.
  • Major Turkish translation update.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wine 1.7.53 Released

October 16, 2015

The Wine development release 1.7.53 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Support for the various versions of XAudio.
  • More implementation of the Web Services DLL.
  • Improved OLE object embedding.
  • Various code cleanups in Direct3D.
  • New MAINTAINERS file and Signed-off-by requirement to improve the patch review process.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

World Wine News Issue 401

October 14, 2015

World Wine News Issue 400

October 04, 2015

Wine 1.7.52 Released

October 2, 2015

The Wine development release 1.7.52 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Unicode data updated to Unicode 8.0.0.
  • Some implementation of the Web Services DLL.
  • More Direct3D 11 interfaces.
  • A few more functions in the C++ runtime.
  • Output standard glyph names in the PostScript driver.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

World Wine News Issue 399

September 24, 2015

World Wine News Issue 398

September 14, 2015

Wine 1.7.51 Released

September 4, 2015

The Wine development release 1.7.51 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • XAudio2 implementation using OpenAL Soft.
  • Support for the new Universal C Runtime DLL.
  • Dropdown menu support in the standard Open Dialog.
  • Grayscale rendering mode in DirectWrite.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

World Wine News Issue 397

August 28, 2015

Wine 1.7.50 Released

August 21, 2015

The Wine development release 1.7.50 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • New version of the Gecko engine based on Firefox 40.
  • First steps of the Direct3D 11 implementation.
  • Better font matching in DirectWrite.
  • Support for OpenMP on ARM platforms.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wine 1.7.49 Released

August 8, 2015

The Wine development release 1.7.49 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • DirectWrite is now good enough for rendering text in Steam.
  • A number of Direct2D improvements.
  • Some more OpenMP functions.
  • Support for namespaces in the IDL compiler.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

World Wine News Issue 396

July 31, 2015