Wine 1.3.9 adds new features
The Wine project development team has announced the release of the version that will eventually become Wine 1.4 – version 1.3.9 from the development branch. 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.
Wine 1.3.9 includes fixes for nearly 60 bugs found in the previous version and features the beginning of support for Microsoft ActiveX within Wine's built-in browser. Support for the OpenCL 1.0 library wrapper has also been added. Other changes include the addition of icons on Internet shortcut menu entries, a new scheme for auto-generated DLL registration and standardization of code implementing COM interfaces and, as usual, a variety of translation updates.
As with all development releases, use of Wine 1.3.9 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.
Additional information about the development preview can be found in the release announcement and in the short log. Wine 1.3.9 is available to download from one of the project's mirrors. The latest stable release is version 1.2.2, a bug fix update to the 1.2 branch from mid-October.
- Wine 1.2.2 brings bug fixes, a report from The H.
- Wine 1.2 adds support for 64-bit applications, a report from The H.