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Wine 3.1 is now available to kick off another development cycle

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The Wine team officially announced today the release of Wine 3.1 to kick off the start of another development cycle for what will eventually be Wine 4.0.

Here's the highlights:

  • Kerberos authentication support.
  • Window class redirection for Common Controls 6.
  • Support for X11 ARGB visuals.
  • DOSBox required for running DOS executables.
  • Various bug fixes.

Interestingly, they're now requiring DOSBox. I'm not sure about the level of support it had before, but if DOSBox runs DOS games and applications better it might be better than reinventing the wheel for it. Will be interesting to see what people think to this change.

As for bug fixes, they noted 29 marked as fixed. These included issues with Doom (the newest one) although it seems that was actually fixed before Wine 3.0 according to the comments on the bug report, a fix for Grand Theft Auto V not launching and a black screen fix for it too. I remember reading in our comments before that someone had to keep doing ALT+Tab to get GTAV to work properly, which should no longer be needed. On top of that there's fixes for EverQuest, Magic: The Gathering Online should no longer have high CPU use when idle and more.

You can find the release announcement here.

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mrdeathjr 3 February 2018 at 12:26 pm UTC
TheRiddickHe ded...

But probably more likely he found a girlfriend and....,

This is what happens when only one person maintains a branch.

A common problem for Linux projects like this.

Yeah this is a main problem of many open source projects when 1 person make almost work case: nine - dxvk and others

If something happend to main developer, project could be have many chances be freezing, forgoten or in last situation closed

In this situation wine is better, because in graphics area have more people case: henri verbeet - jozef kucia - matteo bruni - paul gofman - stefan dosinger

However if something happend to jozef kucia practically d3d10/11 and vkd3d could be suffer same destiny



tpauWine-Staging has more than one person working on it.

Michael Müller is also part of the team.

Rebasing all the patches might take some time.

Yeah staging have more people but michael muller dont contribute in quantity niether same areas

For disgrace sebastian lackner is major contributor in staging in many areas specially graphics and many hacks to allow run different apps




Last edited by mrdeathjr at 3 February 2018 at 12:32 pm UTC
minkiu 3 February 2018 at 1:21 pm UTC
1xokEDIT: Actually, it's normal, because they had announced that the 2.21 will be the last staging package for the 2er Realese. But the 3.1 should appear again.

Could you point to any source that proves that?

On the Sebastian Lackner topic, I read on Reddit he's busy developing videogames, thus he's stepping down from the wine-staging maintainer position.
1xok 3 February 2018 at 2:07 pm UTC
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1xokEDIT: Actually, it's normal, because they had announced that the 2.21 will be the last staging package for the 2er Realese. But the 3.1 should appear again.

Could you point to any source that proves that?

I just remember it. They wanted to concentrate on the stable release. I think I read it on GOL. But maybe I remember wrong.

In any case, no staging has been published since October. If 3.1 doesn't appear now, the staging branch makes little sense. Staging now delivers a much older version than stable.
stud68 3 February 2018 at 7:15 pm UTC
[quote=MartinPL]Bioshock (1) Remastered start working but FPS isn't playable with standard settings and c
MartinPLBioshock (1) Remastered start working but FPS isn't playable with standard settings and csmt

Did you do anything special to get it working?
I've tried and got nowhere.
MartinPL 3 February 2018 at 8:04 pm UTC
Tested on clean wine prefix (64x), run via Steam. Work that same with cmst on&off. Slideshow on i3770 / GT1070 (1440p)


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Shmerl 4 February 2018 at 1:17 am UTC
It seems to me that DOSBox source code is abandoned. It didn't have release in years and still didn't fix the lack of XDG base directory spec.
Rinkutux 4 February 2018 at 9:36 am UTC
1xokHopefully there will be an update soon. I would like to play GTA V under Linux. The ALT+Enter Hack seems to work poorly with Nvidia cards. I haven't been able to do it yet. I always land on a black screen and only hear the music.

There is a patch for this : https://bugs.winehq.org/attachment.cgi?id=60117
The game is playable (~30 fps with my 1070). You have to disable shadows tho, as they are buggy.
thelimeydragon 4 February 2018 at 3:41 pm UTC
Wine 3.1? will Wine 95 be next?
Magamo 4 February 2018 at 7:08 pm UTC
ShmerlIt seems to me that DOSBox source code is abandoned. It didn't have release in years and still didn't fix the lack of XDG base directory spec.

DOSBox is still under active development. They talk about a release from time to time, but then talk about other things for a while.
Shmerl 4 February 2018 at 7:31 pm UTC
MagamoDOSBox is still under active development. They talk about a release from time to time, but then talk about other things for a while.

Do they have a better repo to report bugs, or they are still using SourceForge?


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