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Wine 2.0-rc5 release, moving towards a final stable version

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Wine 2.0 has a fifth release candidate to fix up more bugs to make Wine 2.0 truly as stable as possible.

This release fixes 28 bugs, with no new features as they are in a code freeze for the final release due soon.

It fixes bugs in Civilization V, Adobe Acrobat Pro 6, Acrobat Reader 6.01, Mario Forever, Adobe Lightroom 5.7 and more.

See the release announcement here.

Personally, I am looking forward to the next development cycle to see how quickly they can get titles like Overwatch running. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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8 comments

imdan12 14 Jan, 2017
Waiting to run Overwatch on Wine.Please!!!!
Why is there Civilization V if it has a native port?
mrdeathjr 14 Jan, 2017
This wine rc version still fixing bugs

For example selected resolution case disney universe

View video on youtube.com

View video on youtube.com

However some interesting bug apprently solved (https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=41058) have relation with index blending too (https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39057)

^_^


Last edited by mrdeathjr on 15 January 2017 at 1:38 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 14 Jan, 2017
Quoting: imdan12Waiting to run Overwatch on Wine.Please!!!!
Why is there Civilization V if it has a native port?
Fixing any game is Wine can help other games, just because it has a native port doesn't mean it won't be worked on in Wine.

One advantage to Wine, is that if a game doesn't have cross-platform multiplayer, running it in Wine would mean you could play with Windows friends. One simple example, but Wine will always have its uses.
Kimyrielle 15 Jan, 2017
Still, working on Windows games having a native port available is an odd decision, given the dozens of high profile games NOT having a Linux port. One should think it's the lowest possible priority there is. If working on that game helps -other- games running better, the logical choice would be directly working on the -other- game.
Xpander 15 Jan, 2017
Quoting: KimyrielleStill, working on Windows games having a native port available is an odd decision, given the dozens of high profile games NOT having a Linux port. One should think it's the lowest possible priority there is. If working on that game helps -other- games running better, the logical choice would be directly working on the -other- game.

not really. the issue fixed might have been entirely for something else, which just happened to fix this game also so its bug got closed and listed on the changelog. Somtimes the fix has been there for several versions but the bug hasnt been closed yet cause they are waiting for someone to confirm if its working or not.
Also it might have been logical thing to fix first before moving to the next things that depend from this fix etc.

you get the point.
boltronics 16 Jan, 2017
Regarding Wine support for games with Native builds, a lot of games get bug reports and appdb entries before a GNU/Linux port is available, or sometimes before it is even announced. When native ports do get released, sometimes you get something like Killing Floor which is too buggy to even be playable on some maps, whereas the game can be ran flawlessly under Wine. I like to think of it as an optional fall-back when the native port isn't working correctly.

I've also encountered free software games that are very difficult to build from source (which was the only option on GNU/Linux since binaries weren't provided), whereas running the Windows build under GNU/Linux via Wine was a snap.

Lastly, in many (most?) cases, Gallium Nine patches allow Wine to perform faster than native games, for those who can be bothered with the hassle.

Off topic: I'm really happy with Wine right now - I just got Jack Keane 2 running under Wine with Nine patches. I've been waiting years for it to run properly, although it only seems to render correctly with Nine.
JudasIscariot 16 Jan, 2017
Quoting: imdan12Waiting to run Overwatch on Wine.Please!!!!
Why is there Civilization V if it has a native port?

*BSD users would like to play as well :) (Source: I saw a comment somewhere on reddit from a BSD user who was happy to have a working version of Civ V for their OS :)
STiAT 16 Jan, 2017
Yea, don't forget about all those little devils out there.

Fixing bugs is always good, no issue if there is a native build or not, wine squashed are fewer bugs to hit us in other games.

Though, not me. I try to avoid wine where ever possible.
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