Hangover 0.4.0 to be Available

The release is based on the code base Wine 4.0 and allows to run Windows apps built for x86 and x86_64 architectures in Linux and Android environments
18 February 2019   416

The developers of the Wine project have published the first public release of the Hangover emulator, which allows running 32-bit and 64-bit Windows applications built for x86 and x86_64 architectures in Linux and Android environments based on ARM64 architecture (Aarch64). The release is based on the code base Wine 4.0, which is reflected in the version number of Hangover 0.4.0. The emulation layer is based on the QEMU project.

Unlike Wine, the Hangover project provides significantly higher performance. Acceleration is achieved by transferring the emulation layer to the Win32 / Win64 API level, instead of emulating regular system calls with subsequent emulation of the Win32 / Win64 API based on them.

Currently, the project allows you to run only simple applications and games that use the Win64 and Win32 APIs. For Linux, support for Direct3D has been implemented, which is not yet available for Android due to incomplete support for OpenGL ES in Wine. To ensure the work, a regular installation of Wine is used, supplemented with a number of DLL libraries and layers. In a Linux environment, Windows applications run automatically when qemu is in the Wine directory ("C: \ x86 \ qemu-x86_64.exe.so"). In Android, it is proposed to use the cmd utility to run.

Bedrock Linux 0.7.3 to be Released

Main feature of Bedrock that allows the use of packages and components from various Linux distributions, mixing distributions in one environment
15 April 2019   225

A release of the Bedrock Linux 0.7.3 meta-distribution is available, allowing the use of packages and components from various Linux distributions, mixing distributions in one environment. The system environment is formed from stable Debian and CentOS repositories; in addition, you can install more recent versions of programs, for example, from Arch Linux / AUR, and also compile Gentoo portage. To install third-party proprietary packages, library compatibility with Ubuntu and CentOS is provided.

Instead of installation images, a script was proposed in Bedrock that changes the environment of already installed type distributions. For example, it claims that Debian, Fedora, Manjaro, openSUSE, Ubuntu, and Void Linux replacements work, but there are some problems with replacing CentOS, CRUX, Devuan, GoboLinux, GuixSD, NixOS and Slackware. The installation script is prepared for x86_64 and ARMv7 architectures.

In the process, the user can activate the repositories of other distributions in Bedrock and install applications from them that can run side by side with programs from different distributions. Including installation from various distributions of graphic applications is supported.