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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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StackMasher 4 Feb, 2018
The version in their ubuntu repo is still 3.0-rc6, how do I get it? I really want to try GTA

Last edited by StackMasher on 4 February 2018 at 7:38 pm UTC
Patola 5 Feb, 2018
I will wait until Wine 3.11 for Workgroups before attempting to run anything in production on it.

Last edited by Patola on 5 February 2018 at 7:41 pm UTC
Magamo 12 Feb, 2018
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?

I believe they still use sourceforge. Their forums on VOGONS is probably the best place to report bugs.
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