This is release 0.9.50 of Wine, a free implementation of Windows on Unix. What's new in this release: Completed I/O completion. Improved user credentials management, including Mac Keychain support. More Valgrinding. Lots of bug fixes.
Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms. Here's how to get DirectX 9.0c on Linux with Wine.
Wine 0.9.49 features new improvements to copy protection and also GLSL is now default. As always, lots of error corrections.
Wine 0.9.48 has been released. New to this version are additional fixes for regression test failures. a more complete cryptnet implementation, WIDL is now able to generate the oleaut32 proxy code and the usual bug fixes.
What's new to this release: A new scheme for OpenGL support in child windows, fixes for regression test failures, a Tahoma replacement font, lots of bug fixes.
"I'm aware there are many open source multimedia tools that will play most audio and video formats on Linux these days but many people have come to like Windows Media player over the years. And while Xine and Mplayer will play most .WMV .WMA files, both of these players use Windows codecs that are copied into your /usr/lib/win32 directory. So if your currently happy using the closed source Windows Media codecs why not use the player as well."
Many improvements to the crypto dlls (should make iTunes work), the usual assortment of Direct3D improvements, a number of fixes to sound support, many more WordPad features and lots of bug fixes.
This is release 0.9.44 of Wine, a free implementation of Windows on Unix. New in this release: Better heuristics for making windows managed, automatic detection of timezone parameters, improvements to the built-in WordPad, better signatures support in crypt32, still more gdiplus functions and lots of bug fixes.