Software Update: Wine 1.2 RC2

Wine is an open source implementation of the Windows API. This makes it possible to run DOS and Windows programs on Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X, among others. A new development build is released every Friday every other week. Wine is contributed by a large group of developers, which is why it was decided to release a new build every two weeks, instead of waiting for a number of new features to be ready. Once in a while, however, a stable release becomes available and at this moment the second release candidate has appeared. Below you will find what has been changed and improved in this release:

What’s new in this release:

There are no new features in this release, only bug fixes, since we are in code freeze. If you find a new feature that’s a bug.

Bugs fixed in 1.2-rc2:

  • Black cursor on textbox with black backgroud -> cursor invisible
  • test case demonstration PeekMessage give up timeslices
  • Equation editor in Microsoft Office 97/2000/2003/2007 doesn’t work
  • NFS MW crashed when sound is on in winecfg
  • NFS Most Wanted: Execution of glDrawArrays (drawStridedFast) takes 1 second +
  • Doom 3 Demo fails to start
  • Need for Speed ​​Carbon crashed after game starts
  • user32 msg test fails when using virtual desktop mode
  • MiniTab fails to load due to not being able to load its own DLL
  • No large display pictures in MSN Messenger 7.0
  • Far Cry: Segmentation fault on startup when using Direct3D
  • Need for Speed ​​Most Wanted crashes frequently
  • NFSU2 crashes out when loading a level
  • ClearScale, Autocad 2008 do not run (GdipBitmapSetPixel not implemented)
  • Emule: Background color of an label is displayed horizontal
  • CodeGear RAD Studio 2007 does not install
  • [winhelp] Popup shadow is displayed ontop of popup itself
  • winhelp: Window title is not set correctly for some (older) help files
  • winhelp: Mouse pointer flickers when moved
  • wineserver: debug events can block completion of queued user APCs
  • expand: Wine’s expand program fails on /r option
  • Initial crash when running GSpot
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2007: Splash screen never goes away, z-order issues
  • Microsoft XNA Framework 2.0 redistributable cannot be installed even with .NET Framework 2.0 installed
  • MS AppLocale installer fails
  • guitar pro 5.2 is sluggish and unstable
  • Use the system desktop setting for subpixel font smoothing
  • Audiosurf crashes on startup
  • NCSoft Launcher crashes after being run.
  • MetaTrader 4 installer hangs at the very end of file extraction
  • VectorNTI crashes when saving files
  • Powerpoint 2007: text does not display correctly in textbox rotated 90 or 270 degrees
  • Teach2000 hangs when switched to “Advanced input mode”
  • ControlSpy doesn’t show any message passed to control procedure
  • Firefox/Thunderbird/Sunbird: Close button must be clicked twice
  • MS Keyboard Layout Creator won’t run (needs GdipIsStyleAvailable)
  • Cannot type language specific letters in MS Word
  • Multiple init/deinit of msvcrt (std fd’s) causes pluto app installer to hang
  • Nokia Ovi Suite installer fails
  • Demo Need for Speed ​​Underground 1 crashes
  • VirtualDub: cannot edit text informations
  • system(NULL) generates SIGSEGV
  • Total Commander: Main window becomes dead when the FTP Connect window is open and you switch workspaces or minimize and restore the main window
  • Personal Chess Trainer v3.02, Run-time error ’13’: Type mismatch
  • PlayOnline viewer has missing icon in title bar
  • Mono & HTML-Kit’s installers do not appear in the taskbar
  • QuickTime installs a few files to the wrong location
  • Touhou games: no text in dialogue boxes
  • msvcr90 insufficient to run Deluge
  • Trackmania quits when I want to go back to the main menu
  • uTorrent 2.0.1 renders some icons incorrectly when run within a FreeNX session
  • Major decline in Starcraft’s 2d graphics performance
  • Movie Magic Screenwriter 2000 crashes when selecting Program Options
  • windows opened by wine has zero size, and cannot be resized
  • Fonts no longer anti-aliased
  • SUPERAntiSpyware displays crash handler when Preferences button is clicked
  • Civ4BeyondtheSword crashes when trying to start it
  • StarCraft 2 warns incorrectly about old drivers.
  • Tropico 3 – cursor is black rectangle everywhere in game
  • utorrent progress bars don’t show progress
  • freebsd compile broken when using BSD make
  • Mailwasher connection timeout on gmail
  • Total Commander crashes when trying to display system information
  • Drawn text overlaps after the second character.

GuildWars under Ubuntu using Wine.

Version number 1.2 RC2
Release status beta
Operating systems Linux, BSD, Solaris
Website Wine HQ
file size 16.30MB
License type Freeware