Software Update: Wine 1.7.42

A new development build of Wine has been released with version number 1.7.42. 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 minor adjustments, contains 22,328 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:

  • Support for dynamic time zone information.
  • Initial desktop shell window support.
  • Some more Direct2D support.

Bugs fixed in 1.7.42 (total 34):

  • 22840 Screen resolution changes when it shouldn’t in Anarchy Online
  • 23403 X11 mouse pointer sometimes hidden, sometimes visible in Anarchy Online
  • 23503 AutoCAD 2008: Crash when reusing coordinates
  • 28905 DeusEx: Invisible War npc voices not played
  • 31628 Guild Wars 2 Low Performance/Not using all CPU cores
  • 32153 Guild Wars 2: Input gets stuck
  • 32308 Missing radio buttons in Evernote installer
  • 32916 Brazilian time zones are not correctly detected
  • 33997 win86emu needs Unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.CreateSymbolicLinkA
  • 34144 Guild Wars 2: Crash if minimized
  • 36148 valgrind shows an unitialized variable in dlls/msi/tests/automation.c
  • 36151 valgrind shows a couple warnings in dlls/msi/tests/package.c
  • 36216 Hearthstone fails to start, says the game timed out
  • 36374 Israel timezone handled incorrectly
  • 36889 Guild Wars 2: After minimizing the game immediately recovers the window
  • 37014 Evernote tray icon popup menu appears on random locations on screen
  • 37500 Evernote 5.5.x, 5.6.x, 5.7.x fail to connect to evernote service
  • 37914 XCOM: Enemy Within launcher fails to start with Wine Mono
  • 38048 Unigine Heaven 4.0 Benchmark Basic renders lots of black textures
  • 38049 NFS 11 crash
  • 38160 Evernote 5.8.x search and note title boxes have invisible text – 38178 Crash with Heroes VI at very begin
  • 38239 MATLAB R2014b/R2015a crashes on startup (“libut.dll” failed to initialize) (‘_Getcvt’ must use caller allocated hidden parameter for returning ‘_Cvtvec’ structure)
  • 38264 Chessmaster 10 & 11 crash on startup
  • 38367 Desura client crashes on unimplemented function msvcr120.dll.strtoull
  • 38388 Visual Studio Express 2013 (12.0) installer aborts with ‘Runtime Error! R6016 – not enough space for thread data’ in Win 8.1 mode (needs ntdll.dll ‘WinSqmIsOptedIn’)
  • 38398 Multiple application installers requiring native mspatcha.dll abort on ‘PatchFiles’ action (Adobe Reader 11)
  • 38419 regression in mshtml with SolidWorks
  • 38442 valgrind shows some uninitialized variables in d3d10core/tests/device.c test_scissor()
  • 38446 valgrind shows an unitialized variable in dlls/msi/tests/msi.c
  • 38455 valgrind shows an invalid read in dlls/wshom.ocx/tests/wshom.c
  • 38458 valgrind shows an uninitialized variable in dlls/d3d9/tests/visual.c yuv_color_test()
  • 38459 valgrind shows an uninitialized variable in dlls/d3d9/tests/visual.c test_fragment_coords()
  • 38463 valgrind shows a possible leak in winhttp/tests/winhttp.c WinHttpSendRequest()

Version number 1.7.42
Release status unstable
Operating systems BSD, Solaris
Website wine HQ\
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License type GPL