For those who like to guzzle a glass of the good stuff, Wine 4.0 just got the first release candidate. This also marks the start of the code freeze, the period where they stop working on implementing lots of fancy new features and work out all the kinks to have a stable final release.
Here's the highlights:
- Preloader implemented on mac OS.
- Mouse cursor support on Android.
- Updates to the timezone database.
- Vulkan support updated to the latest spec.
- Stream I/O support in WebServices.
- Better palette support in WindowsCodecs.
- Synchronization objects support for kernel drivers.
- Various bug fixes.
Talking about bug fixes, they've noted 43 marked as solved. As always to make sure this is clear, not all bugs were actually solved in this release. Some are older bugs only now being checked over.
As for what is sorted now, issues were solved with game such as Hitman: Absolution, Murdered: Soul Suspect, Guild Wars 2, Dragon Age: Inquisition and plenty more. See that and all the rest on the release announcement.
Wine has made some ridiculous strides this year, it has been a really quite amazing year for the project. Can't wait to see how it progresses in 2019 and beyond. Cheers to the Wine team!
Nice way to end the week.