Two Weeks in CrossOver: Wine 1.7.48 now on board

12 August 2015 by Caron WillsCaron Wills
This week we spent quality time with World of Tanks to test how well it runs across Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite and El Capitan. We performed a framerate check on various systems with several graphics cards and verified room for improvement in performance. This work has been given to Wargaming along with a fix for a beautiful LED light experience on Intel graphics cards.

We retested Vanguard Princess with the latest version of the unofficial xbox driver on El Capitan. We verified that our implementation work for winmm remains functional and that gameplay proceeds as expected on Yosemite and El Capitan.

We confirmed that Neverwinter Nights 2 servers have been shut down. While this is not surprising, it will come as a disappointment to many. Neverwinter Nights 2 is not the only affected game. For a complete list, see the article by Polygon or the official EA blog post.

We tested our FLStudio 11 OEM with Yosemite and made recommendations around some errors and bugs; essentially this port needs to be updated.

We updated to the latest version of Wine, 1.7.48

We tested Powerpoint 2007 and 2010 with Wine 1.2 and 1.4 beside Wine 1.7.48 to retest Wine bug number 23650 for display resolution issues. This bug no longer affects current Wine or CrossOver 14.1.4.

We discovered two regressions with Microsoft Office 2010, both which led to the same commit in Wine. The regression is tracked with Wine bug number 39040. This portion of Wine is currently under heavy development and will require several weeks if not months to get right. We will monitor these changes closely to ensure that Microsoft Office 2010 is not affected for CrossOver 15.


Our bi-weekly testing resulted in other related regressions that can be traced back to this commit.

We began testing with Nvidia binary drivers enabled while running Microsoft Office 2013. In past weeks, the only way to run Office 2013 was to turn on software rendering and use the Mesa drivers.

We tested with the suite of Microsoft Office 2013 applications:

Word 2013 - has rendering problems, crashes, we were able to open existing documents for testing purposes. We then retested a patch that makes bullet points in Word 2013 work better. They do... HOORAY!

Excel 2013 - has rendering problems, crashes, we were able to open existing documents for testing and use print preview to see charts that are otherwise invisible

Outlook 2013 - crashes on launch, completed manual account creation and revealed an additional crash on launch

Powerpoint 2013 - crashes on launch

At this time, Office 2013 applications cannot save documents, show pictures, create visible graphs, sign in to a Microsoft account, use macros, and much, much more. However, basic functionality is present and continues to advance.

For CrossOver 15

We reviewed the Linux unlock and activate dialogs for additional wording and flow changes. Then, we filed a bug regarding strange window placement behavior while CrossOver unlock modes were changed.

We tested tooltips on the main OSX interface window for icon sorts, favorites and other customization options.

We tested out the software installer GUI on OSX. With this we made suggestions about design then triaged and filed bugs regarding various strange behaviors.



About Caron Wills
Caron has been working in the computer software industry for over 10 years. She joined CodeWeavers in 2008 and became the Quality Assurance Manager for CodeWeavers in 2009. Contact Caron at caron@codeweavers.com and learn more about her professional accomplishments on LinkedIn.

About Caron Wills

Caron has been working in the computer software industry for over 10 years. She joined
CodeWeavers in 2008 and became the Quality Assurance Manager for CodeWeavers in 2009. Contact Caron at caron@codeweavers.com and learn more about her professional accomplishments on LinkedIn.

About CodeWeavers
Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy, CodeWeavers focuses on the development of Wine – the core technology found in all of its CrossOver products. The company's goal is to bring expanded market opportunities for Windows software developers by making it easier, faster and more painless to port Windows software to Mac and Linux. CodeWeavers is recognized as a leader in open-source Windows porting technology, and maintains development offices in Minnesota, the United Kingdom and elsewhere around the world. The company is privately held.

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