Wine is een opensource-implementatie van de Windows-api. Dit maakt het mogelijk om DOS- en Windows-programma's op onder andere Linux en Mac OS X te draaien. Van Wine is ook een commerciële versie met ondersteuning beschikbaar, met de naam CrossOver. Voor het verschil tussen deze twee uitgaves verwijzen we jullie naar het kopje "Choosing the right Wine-based solution" op deze pagina. De ontwikkelaars hebben CrossOver 9.0 uitgebracht voorzien van de volgende aankondiging:
Announcing CrossOver 9.0, aka 'Snow Mallard'
I am happy to announce that we have just released version 9.0 of CrossOver Mac and CrossOver Linux.
This release, code named 'Snow Mallard', is the first major overhaul of CrossOver since version 1.0. It includes a completely new user interface for Linux and a revamped user interface for the Mac, which should make everything faster and more intuitive.
Further, this release includes over a year's work on Wine (over 7,500 individual patches), so you'll find a wide variety of other miscellaneous fixes and improvements. Notable changes include support for macros in Excel, as well as some improvements in Internet Explorer 7. A short list of highlights is included below.
If you are an existing CrossOver customer with an active support entitlement, you can visit our web site to download this latest version. You will need to log in with the email and password that you used when purchasing CrossOver. Click on 'My Account' and then 'My Downloads' to download this release. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help with this process.
Thanks again for all your support, and I hope that you enjoy CrossOver 9!
Application support improvements:
- Bold new look!
- Entirely redesigned application install process
- Much faster bottle creation and manipulation times
- Our application installation process is now guided by 'C4 Profiles', XML files that should allow the process to be extended by anyone
- Some improvements in Internet Explorer, particularly IE7
- Major improvements in Microsoft Office; notably Word clipart and Excel Macros should now work. Outlook stability should continue to improve
- Limited support for Quicken 2010
- Merged with Wine version 1.1.34. This represents a years work in Wine, 7578 patches in all, far too many to describe