Wine 4.0 Released

Wine allows you to launch Windows apps on Linux and other Ubuntu-like OS
24 January 2019   392

After a year of development and 28 experimental versions, a stable release of an open Win32 API implementation — Wine 4.0 — was introduced, which incorporated more than 6,000 changes. Among the key achievements of the new version, we can note support for graphics API Direct3D 12 and Vulkan, the inclusion of the default Direct3D command processing flow by default, customizable interface with DPI, the support of game controllers, the implementation of correct operation on screens with high pixel density (High-DPI ) for the Android platform, Windows Media Player interface, support for running scheduled tasks, stopping native support for DOS executable files.

In Wine, the full-fledged work of 4737 programs for Windows is confirmed, another 4045 programs work fine with advanced settings and external DLLs. 3489 programs have some minor problems in their work, which do not interfere with the use of the basic functions of the applications.

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   224

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.