You might want to grab a glass for this one, no not that dusty old thing, one of the nice ones. The ones at the back of the cupboard for special occasions! Wine 4.0 is officially here.
Comparing Wine 3.0 to 4.0, naturally it's a pretty huge release. Although, most people have likely been using the development builds for some time.
The highlights of Wine 4.0 are:
- Multi-Threaded Command Stream is enabled by default
- Vulkan support.
- Direct3D 12 support.
- A lot more Direct3D 10 and 11 features implemented
- S3TC-compressed 3D textures support
- Game controllers support.
- High-DPI support on Android.
There's a huge amount more, so for those interested I do suggest reading the detailed official announcement here. Cheers to the Wine team, here's to a fun development cycle towards Wine 5.0.
Now that it's out, I imagine Proton for Steam Play will begin moving over to Wine 4.0 to bring in plenty of fixes and improvements since Proton is currently based on Wine 3.16.
I was going to make a pun, but I thought it would be in pour taste.