Be Informed And Earn: WineHQ Releases Wine 2.0 With More Bug Fixes And Support For MS Office 2013

Thursday, January 26, 2017

WineHQ Releases Wine 2.0 With More Bug Fixes And Support For MS Office 2013

The ability of an independent system to work flawlessly with another separate system is one of the top features of a good thing as a system. With that being said, Linux may be a great operating system on its own, but a good percentage of computers users are running on Microsoft Windows. Secondly, a good number of the programs installed in those systems are also made of Microsoft.
Wine 2.0
With that being said, being able to seamlessly use office programs in Linux, or use Windows programs on Linux has been one of the greatest challenges faced by Linux users. However, there is an application in Linux called Wine. It serves as an interface between Linux OS and Windows-based programs.

The wine has been used for a long time to run several windows software with Linux, but there has been a lot of limitations and bugs. The good news is that WineHQ has upgraded Wine software to version 2.0, which now allows users to install and use MS Office 2013 into their Linux Operating System.

Wine 2,0
According to a note released at WineHQ website, "The Wine team is proud to announce that the stable release Wine 2.0 is now available.

This release represents over a year of development effort and around 6,600 individual changes. The main highlights are the support for Microsoft Office 2013, and the 64-bit support on MacOS.

It also contains a lot of improvements across the board, as well as support for many new applications and games. See the release notes below for a summary of the significant changes.

This is the first release made on the new time-based, annual release schedule. This implies that some features that are being worked on but couldn't be finished in time have been deferred to the next development cycle. This includes, in particular, the Direct3D command
stream, the full HID support, the Android graphics driver, and message-mode pipes.

The source is available from the following locations:

Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:

What's new in Wine 2.0

*** Text and fonts

- More DirectWrite features are implemented, including:
  - Drawing of underlines.
  - Renderer sees drawing effect associated with text segment.
  - Support for color fonts in COLR/CPAL format.
  - Initial font fallback support, built-in data for some of CJK ranges.
  - Support for Wine-specific font replacement registry settings.
  - Improved font metrics resolution in case of incomplete or
    ambiguous font data.
  - Support for EUDC font collection based on current registry

- Font embedding in PDF files is supported.

- The RichEdit control supports bulleted and numbered lists.

- Bold glyphs can also be synthesized for bitmap fonts.

- Character tables are based on version 9.0.0 of the Unicode Standard.

More details can be found at WineHQ

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