Wine 1.0 finally released

While today all the eyes are pointed to the release of Firefox 3, there is another important software that has reached an important milestone in its evolution: I am speaking of Wine, the “Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X, OpenGL, and Unix” that reached the 1.0 version.

This milestone has been released only two days after the fifth release candidate and a month and an half since the “code freeze”.

While Wine took a very long time (15 years) to reach the first release, I am a little bit disappointed that the developers team admitted that some known bug will be procrastinated to future releases. According to an announcement made on June 11, 2008, the following bugs will not be covered by Wine 1.0:

1.0 bugs deferred to 1.0.1 since May 27th:

  • 11584 Multiple games crash with stack overflow error
  • 12307 firefox 3 crash on some web pages [dogfood]
  • 13143 XIM patch prevents wine-0.9.60 and later to run
  • 13740 winebrowser gets wrong URL, problem with unicode

1.0 bugs deferred to 1.2.0 since May 27th:

  • 124 Review of Wine Server Protocol
  • 3023 Orcad – “Place Part” never tries to put down a part
  • 5163 Office XP 2002 crashes on installation
  • 5402 Trying to run PhotoStitch 3.1
  • 5535 Planescape:Torment doesn’t work
  • 6095 MOTD in counter-strike 1.6 and counter-strike source does not render
  • 6519 Wine blacks out rotated font bitmap
  • 7404 ShowWindow(SW_MINIMIZE) should not generate a WM_PAINT message
  • 8439 Visual Studio .NET (7) install fails
  • 8783 USB serial ports do not work
  • 9771 Steam Friends doesn’t work (fails to render correctly or refresh)
  • 9787 Warcraft3 Battle.net Doesn’t work (Needs AcceptEx)
  • 9916 “make test” usually fails
  • 10147 Word Viewer 2003 – Tab behavior differs from Windows
  • 10288 wine_gecko download hangs sometimes
  • 11281 CJK input many issues
  • 12005 Regression in pressure sensitivity with wizardpen tablet driver and Photoshop 7
  • 12074 The conformance tests fail on Windows
  • 12730 gdi32: some tests fail when X is run in 16 bit mode, but not 32 bit
  • 13071 Flashplayer crashes in a quartz bug

Nevertheless I installed Wine 1.0 and in the next few days I will test it.

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4 Responses to Wine 1.0 finally released

  1. cthom says:

    Yay for wine 1.0, it’s been a long time coming. It is odd that they’d go 1.0 with known bugs after 15 years though. What’s another month or two for some fixes 😛

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