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Wine: 1.0 released

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows binaries to run on x86-based Unixes.

The Wine team is proud to announce that Wine 1.0 is now available.
This is the first stable release of Wine after 15 years of development
and beta testing. Many thanks to everybody who helped us along that
long road!... read more

Posted by Marcus Meissner 2008-06-18

Wine 0.9 released

Today Wine 0.9 was released after 12 years of development, this release marks the beginning of the
beta testing phase. Everybody is encouraged to try it; while there
are still bugs, most applications are expected to at least install and
do something useful.

Posted by Ivan Leo Puoti 2005-10-25

Wine 20050930 released

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows binaries to run on x86-based Unixes. This release includes a number of enhancements and bug fixes.

WHAT'S NEW with Wine-20050930: (see ChangeLog for details)
- Joystick force feedback support.
- Beginnings of Win64 support.
- Many MSI fixes and cleanups.
- Font linking support.
- Several OLE fixes.
- Some fixes for MacOS/x86.
- Lots of bug fixes.

Posted by Ivan Leo Puoti 2005-09-30

Wine 20050830 released

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows binaries to run on x86-based Unixes. This release includes a number of enhancements and bug fixes.

WHAT'S NEW with Wine-20050830: (see ChangeLog for details)
- A lot more theming support.
- Many improvements to the various crypto dlls.
- More LDAP support.
- Beginnings of an MSXML implementation.
- Better MSHTML support.
- Emulated version now set to Windows 2000 by default.
- Direct3D fixes and improvements.
- Lots of bug fixes.

Posted by Ivan Leo Puoti 2005-09-01

Wine 20050628 released

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows binaries to run on x86-based Unixes. This release includes a number of enhancements and bug fixes.

WHAT'S NEW with Wine-20050628: (see ChangeLog for details)
- Configuration settings moved to the registry.
- Graphical Wine configuration tool is now enabled.
- More MSI and OLE improvements.
- Reorganisation of the DirectDraw directory.
- Initial support for webcams.
- Lots of bug fixes.

Posted by Ivan Leo Puoti 2005-06-29

Wine 20050524 released

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows binaries to run on x86-based Unixes. This release includes a number of enhancements and bug fixes.

WHAT'S NEW with Wine-20050524: (see ChangeLog for details)
- Many MSI improvements.
- More features in the file manager.
- Better compatibility for Winelib import libraries.
- SGML documentation moved out of the source tree.
- Header files cleanups.
- Lots of bug fixes.

Posted by Ivan Leo Puoti 2005-05-24

Wine 20050419 released

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows binaries to run on x86-based Unixes. This release includes a number of enhancements and bug fixes.

WHAT'S NEW with Wine-20050419: (see ChangeLog for details)
- Mailslot support.
- Support for side mouse buttons (X buttons).
- More Richedit improvements.
- Loading of Windows registry files disabled for now.
- Many code cleanups.
- Lots of bug fixes.

Posted by Ivan Leo Puoti 2005-04-19

Wine 20050310 released

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows binaries to run on x86-based Unixes. This release includes a number of enhancements and bug fixes.

WHAT'S NEW with Wine-20050310: (see ChangeLog for details)
- Initial implementation of a true Richedit control.
- Shell extension for browsing Unix directories.
- More MSI work.
- PBuffer support in OpenGL.
- Window painting regressions should be fixed.
- Lots of bug fixes.... read more

Posted by Ivan Leo Puoti 2005-03-10

Wine 20050211 released

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows binaries to run on x86-based Unixes. This release includes a number of enhancements and bug fixes.

WHAT'S NEW with Wine-20050211: (see ChangeLog for details)
- Still more work on the MSI dll.
- More OLE work, including a builtin stdole32.tlb.
- Fixed inter-process window resize and repaint.
- Lots of bug fixes.

Posted by Ivan Leo Puoti 2005-02-11

Wine 20050111 released

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows binaries to run on x86-based Unixes. This release includes a number of enhancements and bug fixes.

WHAT'S NEW with Wine-20050111: (see ChangeLog for details)
- Many OLE bug fixes and improvements.
- A lot more work on the MSI dll.
- Update regions now handled in the Wine server.
- Beginnings of typelib generation in the IDL compiler.
- Many janitorial cleanups.
- Lots of bug fixes.

Posted by Ivan Leo Puoti 2005-01-11

Wine 20041201 Released

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows binaries to run on x86-based Unixes. This release includes a number of enhancements and bug fixes.

WHAT'S NEW with Wine-20041201: (see ChangeLog for details)
- Implementation of the RSAENH dll.
- More work on the Direct3D 9 architecture.
- Builtin debugger improvements.
- Reorganisation of the Developer's Guide.
- Lots of bug fixes.

Posted by Ivan Leo Puoti 2004-12-01

Wine 20041019 Released

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows binaries to run on x86-based Unixes. This release includes a number of enhancements and bug fixes.

WHAT'S NEW with Wine-20041019: (see ChangeLog for details)
- Beginnings of an architecture for Direct3D 9 support.
- Many debugger regressions fixed.
- Improvements to the IDL compiler and the COM headers.
- New MSCMS dll (color management support).
- Lots of bug fixes.... read more

Posted by Ivan Leo Puoti 2004-10-20

Wine 20040914 Released

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows binaries to run on x86-based Unixes. This release includes a number of enhancements and bug fixes.

WHAT'S NEW with Wine-20040914: (see ChangeLog for details)
- Various improvements to the common controls.
- New ITSS dll (for HTML Help support).
- Many compatibility fixes in the exported headers.
- Replacements for the Windows standard bitmap fonts.
- Lots of bug fixes.

Posted by Ivan Leo Puoti 2004-09-15

Wine 20040813 Released

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows binaries to run on x86-based Unixes. This release includes a number of enhancements and bug fixes.

WHAT'S NEW with Wine-20040813: (see ChangeLog for details)
- New msiexec application.
- Support for alpha blending.
- More sound support improvements.
- Various code cleanups.
- Lots of bug fixes.

Posted by Ivan Leo Puoti 2004-08-14

Wine 20040716 released

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows binaries to run on x86-based Unixes. This release includes a number of enhancements and bug fixes.

WHAT'S NEW with Wine-20040716: (see ChangeLog for details)
- Implementation of the Microsoft Installer dll.
- Beginnings of proper inter-process window repaints.
- Several DirectSound improvements.
- Fixes for the regressions caused by the new filesystem support.
- Lots of bug fixes.

Posted by Ivan Leo Puoti 2004-07-17

Wine 20040615 Released

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows binaries to run on x86-based Unixes. This release includes a number of enhancements and bug fixes.

WHAT'S NEW with Wine-20040615: (see ChangeLog for details)
- Major winedbg rewrite using the dbghelp dll.
- New Wine preloader to reserve memory areas at startup.
- Many improvements to the audio support.
- Lots of bug fixes.

Posted by Ivan Leo Puoti 2004-06-16

Wine 20040505 Released

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows binaries to run on x86-based Unixes. This release includes a number of enhancements and bug fixes.

WHAT'S NEW with Wine-20040505: (see ChangeLog for details)
- Many more filesystem improvements, including autodetection
of drive types and devices, and support for editing the drive
configuration with winecfg.
- Many Direct3D improvements.
- Several fixes to the various sound drivers.
- Lots of bug fixes.

Posted by Ivan Leo Puoti 2004-05-14

Wine 20040408 Released

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows binaries to run on x86-based Unixes. This release includes a number of enhancements and bug fixes.

WHAT'S NEW with Wine-20040408: (see ChangeLog for details)
- DOS devices and drives are now configured through symlinks.
- Many shell32 improvements.
- New task manager merged from ReactOS.
- First version of wineprefixcreate tool for initial setup.
- Lots of bug fixes.

Posted by Ivan Leo Puoti 2004-04-09

Wine 20040309 Released

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows binaries to run on x86-based Unixes. This release includes a number of enhancements and bug fixes.

WHAT'S NEW with Wine-20040309: (see ChangeLog for details)
- Much improved winegcc tool, now used to build Wine itself.
- VxDs are now separate libraries for better modularity.
- Improvements and simplifications to the drive configuration.
- New setupapi INF script to create the initial registry.
- Many improvements to the various multimedia dlls.
- Lots of bug fixes.

Posted by Ivan Leo Puoti 2004-03-10

Wine 20040213 Released

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows binaries to run on x86-based Unixes. This release includes a number of enhancements and bug fixes.

WHAT'S NEW with Wine-20040121:
- Many improvements in the shell32 dll.
- Better support for constructors in C++ Winelib apps.
- Improved Regedit tool.
- Full support for graphic tablets.
- Lots of DirectMusic improvements.
- Better support for video playback.
- Full IME support for Asian locales.
- Lots of bug fixes.

Posted by Dimi Paun 2004-02-19

Wine 20031212 Released

Initial implementation of XDND drag&drop support. Improved startup performance on remote displays. Major improvements in the oleaut32 dll. Some support for Netbios functions. Work around for Exec Shield and prelinking troubles. Many code cleanups. Lots of bug fixes.

Posted by Dimi Paun 2003-12-13