Wine application allows you to run Microsoft applications on Linux/Unix platforms. After many development releases for wine 1.3 here comes the first release candidate for the upcoming stable release wine 1.4. Check the what’s new in Wine 1.4 RC1, changes since Wine 1.3.37 and download options.
What’s New In Wine 1.4 RC1 “aka Wine 1.3.38” | Changelog
- Improved crash dialog with support for saving the backtrace.
- Support for the Back button in built-in Internet Explorer.
- Keyboard accelerators can now be translated through po files.
- A number of installer fixes.
- Many translation updates and tweaks.
- [Bug Fix] OpenGL: Rendering to child window fails with fglrx 29630
- wined3d: Let GetRasterStatus return D3D_OK, again.
- advapi32: Fix the TraceMessage prototypes.
- [Bug Fix] gdi32: some tests fail when X is run in 16 bit mode, but not 32 bit 12730
- [Bug Fix] Yahoo messenger doesn’t responding 23316
- [Bug Fix] Custom program doesn’t show installation dialog 29575
- Check the full list of Changes for Wine 1.4 RC1.
Download the source code for Wine 1.4R RC1 “Wine 1.3.38” “tar.bz2”. “This release for testing purposes only”.
Check the official Download page.
Install Wine 1.4 RC1 On Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Using PPA
Run Terminal “Ctrl+Alt+t”, then type
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine1.3
[note]The official repository is not updated yet for all Ubuntu releases. Stay tuned.
PPA works on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat and Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx[/note]
Post Updated 1-2-2012: installing Wine 1.4 RC1 on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot working now.
Post Updated 3-2-2012: Wine 1.4 RC2 on code freeze. It just includes some bug fixes. Wine PPA will be updated with the last release wine 1.4 RC2.
Post Updated 12-3-2012: Wine 1.4 RC3 has been released check the release notes and bug fixes here.
Post Updated 17-3-2012: Wine 1.4 RC4 has been released check the release notes and bug fixes here.
Post Updated 28-3-2012: Wine 1.4 RC5 has been released check the release notes and bug fixes here.
Post Updated 6-4-2012: Wine 1.4 RC6 has been released check the release notes and bug fixes here.
The final stable release of Wine 1.4 is Here.