WINE News Archives
Wine 1.7.14 Arrives With More Task Scheduler Support

The latest bi-weekly development release of Wine is now available, but sadly it doesn't yet mainline the major Direct3D command stream work for improved performance nor has it moved much along with its Direct3D 10/11 work.

7 March 2014 - Direct3D - 18 Comments
Wine Support On Chrome OS Is Unlikely

If you were hoping to eventually be able to run Windows applications within Google's Chrome OS environment via Wine, the possibilities of that working out well are very slim.

3 March 2014 - Chrome OS - 14 Comments
Pipelight Progresses For Silverlight, Netflix On Linux

The open-source Pipelight project that seeks to support Microsoft's Silverlight on Linux through the use of Wine, continues making progress and is under active development. Pipelight remains a way to make it possible to play Netflix movies on Linux.

15 February 2014 - Pipelight - 10 Comments
Wine On Android Is Making Progress, Running Solitaire

Last year was the last time we had a chance to talk about Wine on Android for running Windows programs on Google's mobile operating system. While it's not quite mainline yet, Wine on Android has been making much progress and can now run Windows' Solitaire game on your Android device.

9 February 2014 - Android Wine - 10 Comments
Setting Performance Expectations For Wine Direct3D

For those that haven't dabbled with upstream Wine lately and aren't sure of what's realistic performance expectations for Wine when dealing with its Direct3D layer for Linux OpenGL graphics drivers, here's some fresh comments from a CodeWeavers employee who deals with Wine's graphics stack.

4 February 2014 - Wine D3D Driver Performance - 19 Comments
New & Updated Wine Graphics Benchmarks

For those not avid followers of, in recent days there have been a slew of new and updated Wine benchmarks particularly focused upon graphics performance.

25 January 2014 - Wine D3D - Add A Comment
Wine's Big Command Stream D3D Patch-Set Updated

It's been a while since last having anything to report on with the planned patch-set for Wine that provides significant Direct3D performance improvements via work on the D3D command stream. Fortunately, the patches have been updated and now offer better support as well.

11 January 2014 - D3D Command Stream - 60 Comments
Wine 1.7.8 Updates Its Mono Support

Wine 1.7.8 has been released as the latest bi-weekly development version of Wine to run your favorite Windows programs on Linux and other operating systems.

6 December 2013 - Wine 1.7.8 - 6 Comments
Wine 1.6.1 Lands 58 Bug-Fixes

For those still having to rely upon Wine to run your favorite Windows games or other applications, the 1.6.1 stable release is now available if you're not running Wine 1.7 for all the latest goodies.

15 November 2013 - Wine 1.6.1 Release - Add A Comment
Wine 1.7.4 Continues With The D3D Command Stream

Wine 1.7.4 has been released as the latest bi-weekly development release of the open-source program to run Windows applications/games on Linux and other operating systems. This latest release continues focusing work on the Direct3D command stream changes.

11 October 2013 - Direct3D Command Stream - 20 Comments
Direct3D Performance Improvements Coming To Wine

Stefan Dösinger of CodeWeavers has been working on some Direct3D performance improvements for Wine by creating a separate command stream / worker thread for WineD3D. This work moves OpenGL calls into a seperate thread in order to improve performance while also fixing some outstanding bugs. This work can yield 50~100% performance improvements and in some cases making the games under Wine faster than on Windows.

4 September 2013 - Direct3D - 63 Comments
Wine 1.7.1 Arrives With Some Minor Improvements

Wine 1.7.1 has been released as the second Wine 1.8 development milestone following the Wine 1.6 release from mid-July. The release isn't terribly exciting, but there's still some good stuff for those still dependent upon Windows application/game support.

30 August 2013 - Wine 1.7.1 - 25 Comments
Wine 1.7.0 Released, Starts Again With The Changes

With Wine 1.6 having been released two weeks ago with 10,000+ changes, we're now out of the code freeze and Wine 1.8 development has begun. Wine 1.7.0 was released today as the first version in this new development series.

2 August 2013 - Wine 1.8 Development Release - 32 Comments
Wine 1.6 Released With 10,000+ Changes

After a slew of release candidates, Wine 1.6 was officially released today. The Wine 1.6 release comes just one year after the Wine 1.4 stable release but it packs in about 10,000 individual changes.

18 July 2013 - Wine 1.6.0 - 10 Comments

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