This morning we reported on the soft announcement that TransGaming would be replacing Cedega with something known as GameTree Linux. Not much information was available at the time, just that it was built upon Cedega technology, would replace the subscription-based Cedega Gaming Service, and would be distributed as a free program. Now though a few more details have come to light.
While unrelated to one another, the Wine development community has released their newest development build (Wine v1.3.11) following TransGaming's announcement earlier this morning of GameTree Linux replacing Cedega for running Windows games under Linux.
Here's something interesting, but all of the details are not yet known at this time as the official announcement doesn't seem to have been issued yet. TransGaming, the company behind the Cedega software for running Windows games on Linux, is going to be replacing the Cedega Gaming Service with something now called GameTree Linux.
There's the release of Wine 1.3.10 on this Christmas Eve for those with extra time to test the newest Wine over the holidays. Wine 1.3.10 has a number of changes worth checking out.
Wine 1.2.2 was released last week as the second point release in the Wine 1.2 stable series, but this week the Wine developers are back to working on Wine 1.4 in the Wine 1.3 development series. Wine 1.3.9 was just-issued and it's back to bringing some more interesting changes to this free software project, including in-browser ActiveX support and an OpenCL 1.0 library wrapper.
While development in the Wine 1.3 unstable series is going along nicely for the eventual stable release of Wine 1.4, the Wine developers today have announced the stable 1.2.2 update for existing Wine 1.2 users. Wine 1.2.0 was released this past July and then just in October there was Wine 1.2.1 to bring a bunch of bug-fixes. Now just in time for the holidays, there is Wine 1.2.2 to improve the Window application/gaming experience on Linux and other non-Microsoft operating systems.
There's a new Wine development release arriving on this "Black Friday", but this version doesn't bring any early Christmas presents like Wayland support, DirectX 11.0 capabilities, or usage of the Direct3D 10/11 Gallium3D state tracker. It does though bring a few minor changes.
There's a new Wine development release out this Friday afternoon that incorporates a few new features that have been brewing within the development community over the past two weeks. This release is Wine 1.3.7.
Wine 1.3.5 came two weeks ago with better Shader Model 4.0 support for Windows applications/games and the ability to use the CUPS print server directly, among other features, while today Wine 1.3.6 has been released with support for more features.
CrossOver 9.1 was released in July based off the Wine 1.2 code-base, but this week CrossOver 9.2 is now available with more enhancements. CrossOver 9.2 was actually released two days ago, but CodeWeavers' RSS feed and/or Mozilla Thunderbird was acting up so we didn't receive notice until this afternoon.
Wine 1.2.1 arrived last week as a bug-fix release for Wine 1.2 that was introduced back in July, but for those living with the bi-weekly development snapshots to leverage new features already in Wine 1.3 like ARM support for winelib, Wine 1.3.5 is out with more feature activity.
While a lot of new code has already been introduced into the Wine 1.3 development series such as for improved 64-bit MSI support and ARM support for the Wine library, for those living with the Wine 1.2 stable series there is the first bug-fix release.
With the latest bi-weekly development snapshot of Wine, the v1.3.4 release brings a variety of noteworthy changes.
Two days ago we reported on Direct3D being natively implemented in Gallium3D that now allows Direct3D (the 3D portion of the DirectX API) to work on Linux via this advanced graphics driver architecture and unlike Wine's implementation it does not simply translate the calls to OpenGL. This has generated much interest among developers and end-users with there being more than 200 comments in our forums and plenty of discussion elsewhere too. However, some Wine developers seem to be in objection to this work.
While new Wine development snapshots are generally released on a bi-weekly basis with the release almost always taking place on a Friday, the Wine 1.3.3 release came out today on a Saturday. The Wine 1.3.3 release has a variety of fixes and other improvements.
Two weeks have passed since Wine 1.3.1 was released, so Wine 1.3.2 has been pushed out this Friday afternoon. Though there isn't too much to get excited about in the Wine 1.3.2 release with there only being a few noteworthy changes.
Following Wine's monumental 1.2 release last month that carried more than 23,000+ changes, the second bi-weekly development snapshot of Wine 1.3 is now available.
It was just two weeks ago that Wine 1.2.0 was released as the second major stable release of Wine in the nearly two decades that this free software project has been around, but the developers are now out today with their first development release of Wine 1.3. The Wine 1.3.0 release already pulls in a great deal of new code.
Wine 1.2 was released earlier this month with more than 23,000 changes since the release of Wine 1.0 some two years ago. This stable update to this major free software project is impressive and many more Windows applications now have life under Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. CodeWeavers, which is the primary corporate backer of the open-source Wine project, has now released CrossOver (Office) 9.1 and CrossOver Games 9.1 to their customers.
While a month late, Wine 1.2 has been officially released today. This is the second major stable release of Wine following the 1.0 release over two years ago. Over the course of two years the developers have committed more than 23,000 changes to this release!
Wine 1.2 was supposed to be released last month as the first major stable release of Wine in two years, but that didn't happen as the weekly release candidates kept coming due to important bugs not being resolved. While a seventh release candidate of Wine 1.2 was tagged today, this may very well be the last release candidate, which means the final release should be just around the corner.
While Wine 1.2 was expected for release in June, it didn't happen as when nearing the end of the month there ended up being a fifth release candidate as the blocker bug list still wasn't cleared. We're now into July and there are still 42 bugs blocking the release (the blocker bug) so here's a sixth release candidate.
While there has already been four release candidates in preparation for the Wine 1.2 release, a fifth release candidate has now emerged a week later as their blocker bug list still is not cleared.
Just last week there was the release of Wine 1.2-rc3, but this Friday there is now a fourth release candidate for this upcoming release of Wine that will be the project's second major stable release.
While the release of Wine 1.2 is imminent, it's still not 100% ready so as such Wine 1.2 Release Candidate 3 has surfaced today. This third release candidate for the major Wine 1.2 release offers up more bug fixes along with translation updates.
With Wine 1.2 planned for release in June, the first release candidate was made available last week and now this week we have another new release candidate.
Last week we shared that Wine 1.2 was being prepared for release in June and as part of that the release candidates would start being pushed out next week. Well, it's now that time and the first release candidate of Wine 1.2 is now available.
Wine 1.0 was released in June of 2008 after this free software project had already been in development since 1993. Over the past two years since that release we have continued to receive bi-weekly development snapshots, but no major stable releases have yet arrived. Fortunately, it looks like that soon may change with the release of Wine 1.2 as soon as next month.
Two weeks ago Wine 1.1.43 was released and it brought many Direct3D fixes, among other improvements, but this Friday Wine 1.1.44 has superseded that release. Wine 1.1.44 does carry more Direct3D 9/10 work, but it also packs a fair amount of other changes.
Recent releases of Wine have tackled Direct3D improvements among other enhancements in this popular free software project and Wine 1.1.43 has been released this afternoon to offer up more Direct3D love.
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