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v1.3 release
posted by: brezerk on: 27 Feb 2016

Version changes since v1.3


  • Taiwan translation (thx 2 Jeff Huang);
  • Use icons from the system icon theme where possible BUG-22;
  • Replace default raster icons with SVG analogs BUG-21;
  • Extend App icons zoom sizes up to 512px BUG-21;
  • Allow to choose .svg and .svgz images for icons BUG-21;
  • Add an app option to switch default/ambiance-light/ambiance-dark icon BUG-21;
  • Use ISO country codes for translation files (required for: pootle, gentoo ebuild);
  • Use native language name for language selection;


  • WineLibs paths are no longer strictly required BUG-68;
  • Process explorer is broken BUG-70;


q4wine project was started about 8 years ago. It still continue to evolve from an simple 7-lines 'Hello World' application written just for fun in late 2008 :)

It was a long run. I am really impressed with OpenSource development model. Unfortunately, q4wine has a lot of design issues and limitations. It is really hard to support and add new features. To get rid of this, I am planning to rewrite it completely from scratch.

I do have some new ideas to try, but it will be nice to hear ideas, suggestions or comments from the end users.

So it's my call to you: if you have something to say I'm ready to listen.

Translation collaboration online tool
posted by: brezerk on: 04 Feb 2016


In order to organize and simplify translations process for q4wine I decided to setup Pootle localization tool.

Community localization server now available at: Don't forget to check out our updated Translation hints.

Any suggestions or comments are welcome :)

1.2-r2 release
posted by: brezerk on: 13 Jan 2016

Version changes since 1.2-r1


  • Czech translation update (thx 2 Pavel Fric);


  • QtSystemApplication library detection does not work well for Qt5 BUG-64;
1.2-r1 release
posted by: brezerk on: 30 Dec 2015

Version changes since 1.1-r2


  • Deleting prefix does not remove prefix folder in ~/.local/share/wineprefixes BUG-43;


  • Fixed typo in Startup Wizard;
  • Fixup Wine Libs detection BUG-50;
  • Remove Wine settings from App settings BUG-50 BUG-23;
  • Make Wine64 libs optional (for x86 only platforms) BUG-50;
  • Backup/Restore prefix path handler;
  • Can't use pre/post run scripts without standalone script BUG-49;
  • Do not force startpage open;
  • add custom dll overrides outside from the list BUG-60;
  • Revert "Kill dead online components" breaks the Qt5 build BUG-62;
  • Do not build wineappdb core components if -DWITH_WINEAPPDB=OFF is set BUG-62;
  • 'Run -> Browser' on Programs window not work BUG-54;
  • QT5: Winetricks application list fails to refresh and causes segfault on quit BUG-53;
  • Make -DQT5 flag visible during cmake build and runtime;
  • CLI: -v/-h options must not trigger nor database check nor wizard startup;
  • Remove useless and confusing appdb startup dialog;
So? What next?
posted by: brezerk on: 11 Dec 2015

I do believe my messages hit the targets, so I decide to come back to q4wine's development.

There are some plans on q4wine 2.0 with porting it's code base to qt5 and adding some experimental features. As well as fixing stuff around 1.x releases.

However, Since russia still continue its aggressive policy, q4wine's on line help and some other brezeblock's services will be not available on its territory.

The civilized world should not suffer any inconveniences any more.

Thanks for your patience.

1.1-r2 release
posted by: brezerk on: 16 Dec 2013

Version changes since 1.1-r1


  • Error while loading application settings by key: 'WineLibs' BUG-42;
1.1-r1 release
posted by: brezerk on: 01 Dec 2013

Version changes since 1.1


  • Error while loading application settings by key: 'WineLibs' BUG-42;
  • Updated Afrikaans translation. thx 2 Danie Wessels;
  • Fixed cmake warnings;
  • Updated .desktop file;
1.1 release
posted by: brezerk on: 10 Nov 2013

Version changes since 1.0-r3


  • Gentoo: QtSingleApplication package not found with DWITH_SYSTEM_SINGLEAPP=ON BUG-39;
  • FreeBSD\clang error: use of undeclared identifier 'LC_*' BUG-41;


  • extended list of a virtual desktop resolutions BUG-35;
  • configure multiple wine paths globally to allow easily selection in prefixes BUG-23;
  • create predefined execution template strings for optirun, separate X display, e.t.c. BUG-37;
1.0-r3 release
posted by: brezerk on: 02 May 2013

Version changes since 1.0-r2


  • "Use single-click to run icons" does not affect icons in "setup" tab BUG-27;
  • q4wine.desktop value "" for key "Path" in group "Desktop Entry" BUG-29;
  • Pre and Post run Icon scripts unusable, if the path contains ")" BUG-33;


  • Keyboard navigation for items in "setup" and "icon" tabs;
  • Afrikaans translation. Thx 2 Danie Wessels;

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