March 17th, 2007 by Keith

Wine 0.9.33 Released

Posted in Development Software, Linux, Site News, Utilities


Wine 0.9.33, a free implementation of Windows on UNIX systems, has been released. Some improvements have been noted in this version, since my last post. Below are some new changes in this release.

Main Feature Changes:

  • – Many Direct3D fixes and performance improvements.
  • – More comctl32 tests and some bug fixes.
  • – Compatibility improvements in cmd.exe.
  • – Still more fixes to builtin OLE.
  • – Support for process control on Solaris.
  • – Lots of bug fixes.

Note that Fedora packages can be installed from the Fedora Extras repository by running yum install wine.

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and UNIX.

Simply, it means if you are running UNIX or Linux, you won’t be able to run any Windows program. Wine provides a compatibilty layer for UNIX and Linux users to run Windows programs, without requiring Microsoft Windows operating systems to be present. As such, Wine is a completely free alternative implementation of the Windows API consisting of 100% non-Microsoft code, however Wine can optionally use native Windows DLLs if only they are available.

Wine has provided both a development toolkit and program loader. Some of the unmodified Windows programs can thus run on x-86 Unixes, such as FreeBSD, Solaris, as well as Linux operating systems.



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