The new Wine development release brings interesting features and many bugfixes
A new development release towards the upcoming Wine 2.0 application for running Windows programs under any Linux-based operating system has been announced on Friday, January 17, bringing several enhancements and lots of bugfixes.Wine 1.7.11 introduces Uniscribe support in the RichEdit control, support for Slim Reader and Writer locks and condition variables, several D3D command stream goodies, an optional Start Menu implemented in the desktop mode, and improved support for vertical fonts metrics.
The new testing release, which should not be used on production machines, also fixes issues with various Windows applications, including Adobe Lightroom 4, Spotify, Foxit Reader 6, .NET Framework 4.0, and Internet Explorer 7.
Some Windows games have better compatibility with Wine thanks to today’s update. For more details, please check the official announcement or download Wine 1.7.11 right now from Softpedia.