For more than a year the WINE users are waiting
for the promised WINE 1.0 version. How far or close are we today
from such a release?
Alexandre Julliard: We are getting closer every day. We are now
working on the last missing piece (inter-process window
communication) to complete the transition from a Win3.1
architecture to a NT-like architecture. Once this is done we'll be
able to release 1.0. I won't give any dates though...
There are developers who suggest that WINE should build
a graphics subsystem directly into WINE (bypassing X) and do a lot
more of the basic Win32 API closer to the kernel. They claim that
this way, WINE could probably be more stable and faster. What is
Alexandre Julliard: I think this would be a complete waste of time.
X overhead is fairly small, so you wouldn't gain much performance,
and you would lose a lot in stability (not to mention network
transparency). If there are really places where X performance is a
problem, the effort is much better spent fixing X than trying to
Some of the products that appear on this site are from companies from which QuinStreet receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site including, for example, the order in which they appear. QuinStreet does not include all companies or all types of products available in the marketplace.