Wine 1.9.4 is Available Now

The Wine developers announced availability of Wine 1.9.4, latest development release of upcoming Wine 1.9 stable release. This development release is followed by Wine 1.9.3, which was released earlier in this month.

Wine(originally recursive acronym for Wine Is Not Emulator) is a compatibility layer for different POSIX standard operating systems such as GNU/Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, for running windows applications. Instead of simulating entire windows system logic, wine convert windows system calls to POSIX systems calls on run time.

According to official release announcement, following are notable changes in this release.
  • Support for color glyphs and font fallbacks in DirectWrite.
  • Improvements to the WebServices reader.
  • Support for more formats in Direct3D 11.
  • Simplified syntax and clean up of tests marked todo. 
  • Various bug fixes.
Wine is available in official repositories of all major GNU/Linux distributions and it can be installed as any other software package.

If you are eager to try latest development release of Wine, you may download it's source code from here and compile it yourself. 

Alternatively, you may follow instructions given in wine webiste to get binary release for your distribution.

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