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Wine manager Bottles has a big new release with major overhauls

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Managing various games and applications installed on Linux using Wine can be a hassle, and while there's stuff like Lutris available perhaps Bottles might be a better dedicated option just for Wine directly.

Version 2022.1.28 has rolled out, with an aim to make the experience more stable thanks to a whole new Wine backend. The new system is split across three components (WineCommand, WineProgram, Executor), that should allow for easy extensions to what Bottles can offer. One useful change with this is that you can run commands without other things interfering (like Gamescope and GameMode).

There's also now the ability to show / hide programs inside each Bottle, their new build of Wine (Caffe) is based on Wine 7.0 with support for the newer Futex2 code, an improved view with a search bar for installers like Epic Games and GOG Galaxy and some other minor features.

A bunch of bug fixes came in too like better Wayland support, fixed desktop entries, the Download Manager should no longer fail due to lack of a User-Agent and the backup import feature should work now too. A few other stability updates also went into it like a dependency issue being solved when creating a new Bottle.

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Shmerl 28 Jan
This looks like evolving into a better variant of PlayOnLinux.
denyasis 28 Jan
I guess I'll be the dumb one and ask. What's the difference between this and Lutris? It seems more generic focused in lieu of gaming, but reading the webpage, I can't figure out how.

Quoting: MasterSleort...they see a need and then share their work for free. It really is something we need to appreciate a lot more

And do a lot more, both on and off the computer!
kibasnowpaw 28 Jan
This is way to complicated to use and it don't feel user friendly at all and a stuff is missing or not working. i still feel like lutris is a better options here or if you somehow can miss mass this two.
Quoting: kibasnowpawi still feel like lutris is a better options here or if you somehow can miss mass this two.

Lutris is useful when you have an specific game install script, but it lacks of a default generic script template for to use when a game or app doesn't have an specific install script...
TheRiddick 29 Jan
VERY NICE

But there is no description for runners like what the hell is CAFFE wine? what is VANIGLIA WINE?


Last edited by TheRiddick on 29 January 2022 at 1:58 pm UTC
whizse 29 Jan
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Quoting: TheRiddickVERY NICE

But there is no description for runners like what the hell is CAFFE wine? what is VANIGLIA WINE?
Read The F...ine Manual?

"Caffe is a powerful runner that came with a large set of patches and improvements for Gaming and Software.

Vaniglia (Vanilla) is a clean runner as its name suggests. Apply only wine-staging patches and a modern theme created by Joshua Ashton.

The Proton runner (developed by Valve and improved/offered by GloriousEggroll in the GE custom version) is a much more complex version of Wine and is suitable for the most modern games.
It contains several patches for specific gaming titles support, implements OpenVR support and integrates dxvk (installable on wine from the bottle preferences page)."

From https://docs.usebottles.com/components/runners
TheRiddick 29 Jan
Quoting: whizseRead The F...ine Manual?

I was hoping for some more information then just that. Like supported features and such...
Quoting: BlackBloodRumOooh. This looks interesting!

Might be able to remove "PlayOnLinux" and replace it with this, which ironically these days I only use for one application, EAC which I require for putting my CDs on my computer (due to logs, cue file and such.. I just like a clean copy)

There are plenty of Linux native options for ripping music CDs. I've been using K3B for years, and it works great, but there are many others if that's not to your liking.
iskaputt 29 Jan
Quoting: BlackBloodRumOooh. This looks interesting!

Might be able to remove "PlayOnLinux" and replace it with this, which ironically these days I only use for one application, EAC which I require for putting my CDs on my computer (due to logs, cue file and such.. I just like a clean copy)

Not exactly on topic, but did you try whipper as an alternative? I've been using it for my CD collection and it usually works just fine. It checks the rips against the musicbrainz database and pulls other metadata from there as well. I know that some people swear by EAC, but maybe this works for you.

https://github.com/whipper-team/whipper
Quoting: kibasnowpawThis is way to complicated to use and it don't feel user friendly at all and a stuff is missing or not working. i still feel like lutris is a better options here or if you somehow can miss mass this two.

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