Wine 1.2 gets a final release candidate
One week after RC6 arrived, the Wine Project developers have issued a seventh release candidate (RC7) for version 1.2 of their Windows API implementation. Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator) is free open source software that allows users to run Windows applications on Linux and Unix by providing its own native replacements for Windows DLLs.
As with the previous release candidates, the latest development preview for the second major stable update of Wine features a number of translation updates and fixes more than 20 bugs. The developers note that, assuming that no other issues or regressions are reported, RC7 will likely be the final release candidate.
Originally expected to arrive "sometime in June", a final release date has yet to be confirmed. As with all development releases, use in production environments and on mission critical systems is not advised.
Details about the seventh release candidate, including a full list of bug fixes and new features, can be found in the official release announcement. Wine 1.2 RC7 is available to download from one of the project's mirrors. The latest stable release is version 1.0.1 from October of 2008.
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