Wine 1.1.0 Released

It has been good to hear that Wine had finally reached 1.0 but they do not stop the good news, version 1.1.0 has been released with a considerable amount of fixes;

  • Many more gdiplus functions implemented.
  • Improved graphics tablet support.
  • Many Richedit fixes and improvements.
  • Support for HWND_MESSAGE windows.
  • A lot of new MSHTML functions.
  • Many fixes in MSI registry handling.
  • Initial implementation of the inetmib1 DLL.
  • Improvements to the quartz renderers.
  • Various bug fixes.

These latest releases have been quite perfect for me but you can always try speeding Wine up even more to get the most out of your linux gaming experience.

[Download Wine 1.1.0]


Wine 0.9.56 Released!


I say this everytime and it is so true, when a new version of Wine is released I get extremely excited.

Here are the main changes this time:

  • Proper handling of OpenGL/Direct3D windows with menu bars.
  • Stubs for all the d3dx9_xx dlls.
  • Several graphics optimizations.
  • Many installer fixes.
  • Improved MIME message support.
  • Lots of bug fixes.

Binary packages may not be built yet but you can always do things the elite way; compiling the source.  If not, just keep checking the packages page and they will be up shortly.

Wine 0.9.55 Released


Another great day to be a linux user. Let’s see what goodies are in store for this release of Wine..

  • Direct3D improvements, including driver version emulation.
  • Beginnings of support for OLE objects in Richedit.
  • Several fixes to the animation control.
  • A bunch of fixes for regression test failures.
  • Lots of bug fixes.

This is a brand new release so there may or may not be a package compiled for your distribution but you can get the source now or visit the download pages to look for your distribution.

Wine 0.9.54 Released!


It makes me happy inside every time I see a new release of Wine. For all those who do not know what Wine is, they give a fairly good example over at their Headquarters;

“Think of Wine as a compatibility layer for running Windows programs. Wine does not require Microsoft Windows, as it is a completely free alternative implementation of the Windows API consisting of 100% non-Microsoft code, however Wine can optionally use native Windows DLLs if they are available. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows source code to Unix as well as a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows programs to run on x86-based Unixes, including Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, and Solaris.”

This release has the following main fixes;

  • Photoshop CS/CS2 should now work, please help us testing it.
  • A number of RPC fixes.
  • Various improvements to the debugger support.
  • Lots of bug fixes.

You can build it from source here or download a package for your flavor over here. Keep in mind that at the time of release, not all packages are built.