I am very excited to announce that we have shipped
version 5 of CrossOver Office.
We have added initial support for Microsoft Office 2003,
added a powerful new feature we call ‘bottles’,
which lets you manage your Windows applications
more easily than ever before, and dramatically
improved the installation and execution process of
nearly every Windows program.
I’ve included a full list of changes, inline, below.
The most compelling feature of version 5, however,
may be not what is visible to you, but instead the
changes ‘under the hood’. We have spent over a year
making significant improvements to the Wine Project.
These changes include:
* A rewrite of the Window manager code so that
Wine can provide the correct Windows experience
regardless of the X11 window manager.
This should resolve many visual glitches.
* A new implementation of the Microsoft Installer
service, which most modern Windows application
use to install; this should enable far more
applications to successfully install than ever
* Implemented full featured COM and OLE support,
which has become critical to most applications
written in the last 5 years. This improves
applications across the board.