Software Update: Wine 1.7.39

A new development build of Wine has been released with version number 1.7.39. Wine is an open source implementation of the Windows API. The software allows to run DOS and Windows programs on Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris.

A large group of developers contribute to Wine and it has been decided to release a new so-called development version every two weeks instead of waiting for a number of new functions to be ready. A stable edition is published a few times a year.

The database with applications that work under Wine, with or without the help of minor adjustments, contains 22,249 titles at the time of writing. Below you will find everything that has been changed and improved in this release.

What’s new in this release:

  • WinMM joystick support on Mac OS X.
  • Kerning support in DirectWrite.
  • Support for DirectX Media Objects filters.
  • Better support for animated GIFs in GdiPlus.
  • Improved support for Known Folders in Shell32.

Bugs fixed in 1.7.39 (total 24):

  • 14563: picasa can’t play mp3 files during slideshows
  • 18424: Mac OS X Joystick support doesn’t work
  • 23491: Barbri Study Smart hangs without putting up a window
  • 23977: Steam overlay can’t use shift or caps lock
  • 26300: 98Plus! Screensavers don’t look right in Wine Desktop
  • 27141: Brink (Splash Damage, Bethesda Softworks) (Steam) fails to launch
  • 31819: Animated GIF images are rendered incorrectly (transparent areas painted black)
  • 33447: Wine GUI on Mac display Traditional Chinese instead when host language is Simplified Chinese
  • 35763: Multiple applications and games need wmvcore.dll.WMCreateWriter (Tinker, iMesh 7.x)
  • 35933: Evolve Client 1.8.3 (.NET 4.0 app) ‘AppsMgr’ fails to install downloaded applications/updates after login (support for RPC FC_CALLBACK_HANDLE needed)
  • 36849: eTax 2014 installation fails with Wine-Mono 4.5.2
  • 36951: no sound effects in BridgeMaster 2000
  • 37202: MSWord hangs on opening a document opened in other program
  • 38096: Nero Burning ROM v8 needs ‘NetUserEnum’ level 20 support (USER_INFO_20)
  • 38110: Winhttp sample doesn’t always work
  • 38177: d3d: Card 10th:0849 not found in driver DB
  • 38184: AutoHotkey script crashes when calling WScript.Shell’s “exec” method (IWshShell3 vtable only supports up to IWshShell2)
  • 38203: MSYS2 needs FileNetworkOpenInformation support in NtQueryInformationFile
  • 38209: WshScriptExec’s Terminate method is missing
  • 38220: Chemcraft crashes
  • 38221: Wrong parameter assignment in get_family_names_from_stream()
  • 38223: SoManyEuros program doesnt run (needs IFile::get_Path() implementation)
  • 38226: EBWin(Unicode) crashes when searching katakana words. (_mbctohira is a stub)
  • 38251: Assign value to function parameter

Version number 1.7.39
Release status unstable
Operating systems Linux, BSD, Solaris
Website Wine HQ
License type GPL