Wine, the infrastructure to run Windows applications on UNIX- like , has been updated to version 1.4. The upgrade took twenty months of brisk development: the news, as usual, are numerous. The most interesting part, perhaps rewriting the graphics engine Device Independent Bitmaps (DIB).
Audio and video have been adapted to the model view, check out GStreamer streaming media on Linux and QuickTime on Mac OS X. It was completed to support the ARM architecture, able to build Wine 1.4. In addition to the deprecated HAL, was introduced dialogue with udisks. DOSBox takes care applications for MS-DOS.
Wine 1.4 and OpenCL supports XInput 2: Direct3D has undergone a series of improvements that benefit to the support implemented by Gallium and Mesa 3D driver for free. Gecko is also available 64-bit. The ‘ installer application allows recovery in case of failure.