Wine 1.7.3 Brings New Gecko Engine Based on Firefox 24

This release supports IPHLPAPI functions on Android

Alexandre Julliard has just announced a few minutes ago, September 27, that yet another development release of the powerful Wine software is available for download and testing.

Wine 1.7.3 introduces a brand-new version of the Gecko engine, which is now based on the recently released Mozilla Firefox 24 web browser. Initial support for the Direct3D command stream has been added, as well as support for the IPHLPAPI functions on the Android platform.

Moreover, this development release of Wine adds window management fixes in the Mac driver, as well as numerous bug fixes. Lots of other Windows games have better compatibility with Wine, including Resident Evil 5, League of Legends, Falcon 4.0 Allied Force, World of Warcraft, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and NCsoft's Aion (MMORPG).

Download Wine 1.7.3 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only.

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