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Wine 3.0 Expected by the End of 2017 with Direct3D 11 Support, Android Driver

Developer Marcus Meissner attended the even and recorded Wine leader Alexandre Julliard’s keynote at WineConf2017, talking about Wine 3.0, the next major release of the application, and its new features, which include Direct3D 11 support and an Android driver to allow users to use Wine on Google’s Android mobile OS too. According to Alexandre Julliard, Wine 3.0 is also switching to Windows 7 as default Windows version for new Wine installations after more than eight years, and will implement Direct3D command stream and message-mode pipes. However, it looks like about 160 reported regressions need to be fixed before the launch of Wine 3.0.