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24 January 2011, 14:51

Wine 1.3.12 integrates DOSBox

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The second Wine release of 2011 includes an integrated DOSBox. Wine 1.3.12, the latest development version for what will eventually become Wine 1.4, includes an "Initial stab at DOSBox integration" allowing command line DOS program execution, support for multiple icon sizes in winemenubuilder, improvements to the help browser, several MSI fixes, updates to the Wine debugger and various bug fixes.

As with all development releases, use of Wine 1.3.12 in production environments and on mission critical systems is not advised. Users testing the release are encouraged to provide feedback and report any bugs that they encounter.

The Wine source can be downloaded from either the site, from SourceForge (as direct download TAR files) or from the Git repository, and binary packages will be available from Wine HQ. Documentation is available from Wine HQ site. The Wine announcement lists over 50 bug fixes since the previous version – a full list can be found in the short log.

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, implementing the Microsoft Windows api. Wine source code is available from SourceForge and is licensed under the LGPL. The Wine Project is sponsored by CodeWeavers, which also shares its own code updates with the Project. The latest stable release of Wine is version 1.2.2, a bug fix update from the beginning of December 2010.

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