WineBottler | 1.7.37

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WineBottler Fixed OpenGL and X11 fallback

This update comes with

  • fix for the X11 fallback (missing dylib).
  • fix for code signing on OS X 10.10 – that should allow you to install WineBottler without lowering your security-settings.

And it is pushing to 1.7.37.
Wine changelog:

There will be an update to the stable branch of WineBottler and, based on Wine 1.6.2 and all the new WineBottler features that appeard since WineBottler 1.6.1 came out.

That said, I will land some major changes to the unstable branch starting next week 🙂 .


Running Notepad++ 6.7.3 on WineBottler on OS X Yosemite.

As usual: head over to and grab your copy 🙂 .



WineBottler | 1.5.29

WineBottlerFirst I'd like to shout out a loud "Thank you!" to all the supporters over the last years, especially the last month. You made me not drop the ball... and here I stand now, not with one new version of WineBottler, but with two 🙂

I happily raise the curtain for:

WineBottler 1.4.1
I showed of a very early version of it once. One of the main features is, that it hides X11 by writing a custom xinitrc for every bottled app. This way, every app has it's custom X11 environment, with icon and menu. You can cmd-tab between the apps like with every other app. Additionally, there is a tool-menu with the most important tools like filemanager, configuration and winetricks.

WineBottler 1.5.29
But somebody pushed me to adapt it to Wine 1.5.29 because of the new Mac driver. So here we are... pushing WineBottler 1.4.1 to obsoleteness in the very same post. What is the Mac driver, you ask? It's the replacement of X11 in Wine for the Mac, which is great news, as X11 is an optional install on OS X now. I did not yet add the menus I normally have in the bottled Apps, as this will force me to break the "non patched wine" policy I had for years now. But we will see, how this evolves.


Update your current version of WineBottler and by downloading the new versions from
As 1.4.1 is still the stable version, you manually have to download 1.5.29. 1.5.x have their of appcast for future updates.

I'm currently revamping the WineBottler website, please be patient with me, if something is not in its place during the next days.


Darwine 0.9.49 with freetype 2.3.5 [updated 2]

Geeks just have to pay double - but in the end it pays.
This is a first shot at building darwine for Leopard with included freetype for antialiased fonts. It's built against X11 4.2 in the hope to have a result that runs on Tiger and Leopard. But as I don't have a spare external HD to install Tiger, I can not test it atm.

Why did it take so long?

  • I was in good hope to get OpenGL running by now... but it's still broken on X11 7.2. So I decided to go for a version that runs on 10.4 and 10.5.
  • WineHelper and distrib needed some patching to build on Leopard (patch submitted to darwine project)
  • Leopard has a new way of starting X11. Most important, $DISPLAY has to be set correctly - but on Leopard, $DISPLAY is a random value, that is not accessible from within cocoa apps. [[[NSProcessInfo processInfo] environment] objectForKey:@"DISPLAY"] will always return @"localhost", which is wrong... another bug.) A way to get the current $DISPLAY if not set by bash is export DISPLAY="$(find -f /tmp/launch-* -name :0)"