Wine Improves 3D and MAPI Support
This past weekend the Wine project released a new version of its Windows emulator. Apart from the numerous obligatory bug fixes, the release includes improvements to the Direct3D 10 API and an initial support for the Open Audio Library (OpenAL).
With help from Wine software, most Windows applications can also run under Linux. Unlike virtualization solutions such as VirtualBox, Wine translates the system and library calls to their Linux counterparts. This allows Windows applications not only to run in a Linux environment, but to do so somewhat faster.
Alexandre Julliard has now released version 1.1.30 of Wine. The major new features include:
- Support for OpenAL libraries for surround sound
- Enhanced Direct3D 10 API, which runs games as a counterpart to Microsoft's OpenGL
- Improved common controls
Many minor bugs were also fixed, especially those related to games. The .NET Framework 1.1 now installs flawlessly, the Bioshock game no longer crashes when loading the second level and the Steam client displays correct colors. Erratic behavior in the Myst 4, Prince of Persia and Flatout 2 games was also fixed, as well as a font problem in some games. Irregularities in Corel Painter X, Visual C++ and GNU Emacs were also eliminated. Finally, path problems in the Save dialog were fixed and Internet Explorer 7 startups no longer return
Cannot find '%ws'
Vulnerability affects many Linux web servers
The Bavarian capital shuns Microsoft, Google, and other alternatives to implement an open source groupware solution.
Phone vendor partnerships bring Mark Shuttleworth's dream of Ubuntu on a phone a step closer to reality.
Donors will get to vote on new features for the free video editor.
Debian project puts init out to pasture and says no to Ubuntu's Upstart.
Ultra-sophisticated attack tool might have originated from a state-sponsored intelligence service.
New alternative for init comes with a small footprint and minimal configuration.
X marks the target for the next-generation windowing system.
Super-clone CentOS Linux gets beamed up to the mother ship.
HTML technology will enable new video editing and playback options.