经过 20 个月的开发，全新的 Wine 稳定版 —— 1.4 正式发布了，该版本带来了全新的 DIB 图形引擎，重写了音频处理堆栈，使用 Gstreamer ，完全支持双向文本、ARM 支持等等，同时支持更多的应用程序，包括微软的 Office 2010.
Wine 1.4 值得关注的改进包括：
- New graphics engine for rendering into Device Independent Bitmaps (DIB). DIB can also be used as a fall-back for some graphics primitives, like alpha blending, when the driver doesn't supports it
- More image codecs are implemented, including support for TGA and CMYK JPEG decoding, as well as BMP, TIFF, PNG, and ICNS encoding.
- The audio stack is completely redesigned, based on the Vista model
- The Alsa, OSS, and CoreAudio drivers have been rewritten to use the new model
- The Jack, NAS, AudioIO, OSS3 and ESD audio subsystems are no longer supported
- Joystick action mapping is supported, including a configuration dialog
- Full support for bidirectional text
- New Vista style file dialogs
- Wine can now make use of GStreamer for audio and video playback
- Implemented system tray notification balloons
- The built-in (Gecko-based) web browser engine supports ActiveX
- Dynamic device management can use the new UDisks service in addition to HAL
- Wine now compiles on ARM too
注：目前还无法通过 PPA 安装 Wine 1.4。