I knew today would be a special day, because Mozilla decided to launch the final version of Firefox 3.0
, but I was not expecting this... Ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to announce Wine 1.0, the final and stable release, after 15 years of development
While the compatibility with many Windows applications is not yet perfect, thousands of programs have been reported to work very well, thanks to all the loyal Wine users and testers. Wine 1.0 fixes:
￭ a Counter-Strike 1.6 performance issue;
￭ an X11 error: BadDrawable (X_PolyFillRectangle) when you had to switch to the virtual desktop;
￭ the two Punisher demo bugs, where a crash occurred after the introduction movies and when it failed to start after the installation;
Starlancer draws ships as white when direct3d is enabled
￭ the Warcraft 3x regression when someone wanted to leave the fullscreen mode;
￭ the Oni issue, when it failed to start after the installation;
￭ the Skype 3.1 login problem on Kubuntu 7.10
￭ the Stata 10 bug, which caused Wine to crash when help was clicked;
￭ the Call of Duty scratchy/static sound problem with OSS
￭ the black icons showing in WinRAR with NXServer;
￭ the QIP issue, where the window z-order was wrong;
￭ the Robot Wars: Arena of Destruction bug, where it crashed when quitting the game, which caused the resolution to stay at 640 x 480 pixels;
￭ an Eve-online bug;
￭ the Dragon Naturally Speaking 9 issue;
￭ the Call of Duty 1.0 problem, which made the game not to start after the installation;
￭ the Dance Praise 2 issue, which failed to respond to input;
￭ the Moto Racer 2 issue with Wine 0.9.61;
￭ the winebrowser unicode problem (gets wrong URL).
Wine is an open source project that takes the Windows API and allows you to run seamlessly Windows applications on your Linux machine. It's like having a small version of Windows packed up in your Linux system. Wine's API is 100% non-Microsoft code, but it uses Windows DLL in case you have them.
Download Wine 1.0 Final right now from Softpedia!