Linked by aaronb on Mon 17th May 2010 16:01 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes The folks at WineHQ are gearing up for the second release of Wine. "The 64-bit support is now more or less complete, and we have most of the fancy new icons, so it's time to think about the next stable release. Unless some major problems come up, 1.1.44 will be the last of the 1.1.x series. The next release will be 1.2-rc1, which will mark the beginning of the code freeze. This should result in a 1.2 final sometime in June."
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RE[2]: Code freeze?
by Lanadapter on Tue 18th May 2010 04:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Code freeze?"
Lanadapter
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2009-10-01

It is an emulator, it just emulates things like directx rather than emulating hardware.

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RE[3]: Code freeze?
by CoolGoose on Tue 18th May 2010 06:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Code freeze?"
CoolGoose Member since:
2005-07-06

You're wrong, it's an API reimplementation, according to your logic mono is an emulator of .net

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RE[3]: Code freeze?
by Laurence on Tue 18th May 2010 07:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Code freeze?"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

It is an emulator, it just emulates things like directx rather than emulating hardware.


WINE is a set of Windows libraries for Linux. So WINE doesn't emulate DirectX any more than QT emulates Linux APIs.

Furthermore, WINE's support for DirectX is very poor at the moment. So if you plan to run any Windows games via WINE, you're better off using OpenGL.

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RE[4]: Code freeze?
by diegoviola on Tue 18th May 2010 08:09 in reply to "RE[3]: Code freeze?"
diegoviola Member since:
2006-08-15

"It is an emulator, it just emulates things like directx rather than emulating hardware.


WINE is a set of Windows libraries for Linux. So WINE doesn't emulate DirectX any more than QT emulates Linux APIs.

Furthermore, WINE's support for DirectX is very poor at the moment. So if you plan to run any Windows games via WINE, you're better off using OpenGL.
"

I wouldn't call WINE's DirectX implementation "poor", there has been huge progress at WINE's DirectX implementation.

Many recent titles that are DX work perfectly in WINE.

A few examples:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLMZVCw73xg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeTp4Ol5Z5Y
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ147bcoLi0
http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=19376

I'm not saying DX implementation in Wine is perfect either, it has a long way to go... but it isn't "poor."

Edited 2010-05-18 08:10 UTC

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