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Wine 7.4 changes the default theme and more PE conversion work

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Another couple of weeks and even more work has been done on the Windows compatibility layer Wine in development version 7.4 that's out now.

This is the compatibility layer that allows you to run games and applications developed for Windows - on Linux (plus also macOS and BSD). It's a major part of what makes up Steam Play Proton and enables a ton of games to work on the Steam Deck. Once a year or so, a new stable release is made.

Highlights:

  • 'Light' theme enabled by default.
  • Bundled vkd3d library.
  • WineD3D, D3D12 and DXGI modules converted to PE.
  • More large scale cleanups to support 'long' type.
  • Various bug fixes.

As we explained previously: the continued conversion of various modules to PE is another change that will gradually increase compatibility in many ways over time for certain expected behaviour needed by Windows applications. Previously Wine has built its Win32 libraries (like DLLs and EXEs) as ELF but for many reasons (like better compatibility) they've started to move them over to use PE instead.

Only 14 bugs were noted as solved with this release and no notable games were listed in the notes on it.

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TrainDoc 11 Mar
Anyone have screenshots for those at work or no way to build ourselves?
Cheers.
Spoiler, click me
PS: I don't see any link to the actual WINE website.


Last edited by TrainDoc on 12 March 2022 at 7:56 pm UTC
Quoting: TrainDocAnyone have screenshots for those at work or no way to build ourselves?
Cheers.
Spoiler, click me
PS: I don't see any link to the actual WINE websire.
Please keep the typo in the spoiler. I love the idea of a "websire" even though I have no idea what it would be.
TrainDoc 12 Mar
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: TrainDocAnyone have screenshots for those at work or no way to build ourselves?
Cheers.
Spoiler, click me
PS: I don't see any link to the actual WINE websire.
Please keep the typo in the spoiler. I love the idea of a "websire" even though I have no idea what it would be.
Quoting: TrainDocAnyone have screenshots for those at work or no way to build ourselves?
Cheers.
Spoiler, click me
PS: I don't see any link to the actual WINE websire.
It's really not much different, just cleaner and looks less dated, but it's really is just a slight change in color scheme.

Spoiler, click me
link

link

You can test it yourself if you're using wine-staging, pretty sure it's been there since staging 6.0 or something.

Personally, I'd love to see an official dark theme support at some point. There has been a few tries at it, but I'd like for an official one.

Edit: also, link to official websire's announcement: 7.4


Last edited by fenglengshun on 12 March 2022 at 2:09 am UTC
Quoting: Purple Library GuyPlease keep the typo in the spoiler. I love the idea of a "websire" even though I have no idea what it would be.

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TrainDoc 12 Mar
Quoting: gradyvuckovic
Quoting: Purple Library GuyPlease keep the typo in the spoiler. I love the idea of a "websire" even though I have no idea what it would be.

He briskly tip toed down the dank hollows of the corridor, with humming servers passing his ears as his eyes scanned the room dimly light by the flashing lights of CPU and DISK READ status lights flashing red and green glow along the decrepit ceiling, lighting up cables laced through vent grills like overgrown vines reclaiming the subterranean floor of the building.

"Hello?", the suited man called out as he adjusted his tie, while approaching the cloaked figure sitting before a collection of differently shaped monitors, scrolling waves of outputs through different terminal windows. The lights of the screens, casting a long shadow from a dark figure sitting before them, that crawled across the floor covered in cables towards the suited man tilting his head to the side as he tried to get a better look at the typing figure with his face buried in the screens.

"Websire.. I.. I have what you asked for..", he stammered as he approached the side of the typing man. The hooded figure turned in his chair, slowly, a squeak meekly whimpering from the ancient 20th century chair below him as he held out his hand.

" - are they, comma, seperated?", his voice hissed.

"Yes.. as you asked, CSV is formatted correctly, I made sure of it... Can you update the site by this afternoon?", the man said as he dropped the USB drive into the basement dweller's hand then stormed off.

"Also turn on some lights damn it, it's dark down here.", the boss said as he flipped the light switch while walking out to light up the messy room, drawing a screeching hiss from the web developer.

"Waiting for Steamdeck" has fried our collective brains hasn't it.
ridge 12 Mar
Quoting: gradyvuckovic
Quoting: Purple Library GuyPlease keep the typo in the spoiler. I love the idea of a "websire" even though I have no idea what it would be.

He briskly tip toed down the dank hollows of the corridor, with humming servers passing his ears as his eyes scanned the room dimly light by the flashing lights of CPU and DISK READ status lights flashing red and green glow along the decrepit ceiling, lighting up cables laced through vent grills like overgrown vines reclaiming the subterranean floor of the building.

"Hello?", the suited man called out as he adjusted his tie, while approaching the cloaked figure sitting before a collection of differently shaped monitors, scrolling waves of outputs through different terminal windows. The lights of the screens, casting a long shadow from a dark figure sitting before them, that crawled across the floor covered in cables towards the suited man tilting his head to the side as he tried to get a better look at the typing figure with his face buried in the screens.

"Websire.. I.. I have what you asked for..", he stammered as he approached the side of the typing man. The hooded figure turned in his chair, slowly, a squeak meekly whimpering from the ancient 20th century chair below him as he held out his hand.

" - are they, comma, seperated?", his voice hissed.

"Yes.. as you asked, CSV is formatted correctly, I made sure of it... Can you update the site by this afternoon?", the man said as he dropped the USB drive into the basement dweller's hand then stormed off.

"Also turn on some lights damn it, it's dark down here.", the boss said as he flipped the light switch while walking out to light up the messy room, drawing a screeching hiss from the web developer.

This is it, THE GamingOnLinux comment.
tpau 12 Mar
Converting to longs or other infrastructure work seems to be the current focus for wine.
No wonder that there aren't any major Bugfixes for games.
I think we will need to wait a couple of weeks to see more interesting changes again..
Vulphere 12 Mar
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Last edited by Vulphere on 12 March 2022 at 12:23 pm UTC
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