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A fourth release candidate is out for Wine 5.0

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With a full release expected a bit later this month, Wine 5.0 has a fourth release candidate up to get in some last testing.

Since they're currently in a "code freeze", no big fancy new features are currently being pulled in while they hammer in the final few nails to ensure Wine 5.0 is as stable as possible. For Wine 5.0 RC4 only 15 bugs were noted as fixed. Usual applies, some are old bugs seeing retesting that were fixed in older releases.

A pretty quiet release but that's to be expected both with the festive period, plus winding down to actually get the release out and done. Find the release notes here.

If you need a hand dealing with multiple Wine versions, for different games or applications you can try Lutris.

Once Wine 5.0 is out, another year of full development will begin. What are you hoping to see work in Wine across 2020? Let us know in the comments.

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TheRiddick 5 Jan, 2020
This might not affect anyone here but there is a nasty regression in wine-staging that breaks a feature in mainline wine when it comes to USVFS and linking DLL files for mods, if you happen to use mod managers.

If you intent to run a modded 64bit Bethesda game, avoid using staging at this time! (or just copy all the mods physically into the game folder, ultra messy but it can work for a smaller number of mods)

Last edited by TheRiddick on 5 January 2020 at 8:16 pm UTC
Xaero_Vincent 5 Jan, 2020
The Origin client still appears to be broken in 5.0-RC4. It says Offline mode after you sign on.

Last edited by Xaero_Vincent on 5 January 2020 at 8:40 pm UTC
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