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Wine 4.0 RC4 continues the polishing effort to make sure it has a nice full flavour ready for the final 4.0 release due next month.

Not quite the corker that previous releases have been, since they're not focusing on any new features right now. This latest release candidate only stated ten bug fixes and some of them are older bugs only now being noted as fixed. While it's not exactly exciting, it's good to have a clean-up of open bug reports so they know what to focus on for the next development cycle.

Comparing Wine 4.0 with the previous stable Wine 3.0 release, there's a lot of exciting changes ahead for those who don't test out the development versions. These features include: support for HID gamepads, Vulkan support, OpenGL core contexts enabled by default in Direct 3D, support for fetching BIOS information on Linux, subpixel font rendering support and much more.

Hopefully with the next development cycle once Wine 4.0 is out, they can pull in some changes from Steam Play's Proton and perhaps get Proton updated to Wine 4.0.

See the official release announcement here.

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5 comments

mrdeathjr 28 Dec, 2018
In this wine version....only fix bugs, no any new features

And no videos this time.....seriously

Configure file size must be strange 666.9kb ^_^

Happy new year 2019

^_^


Last edited by mrdeathjr on 28 December 2018 at 10:37 pm UTC
Avehicle7887 28 Dec, 2018
I'm hoping to see some of the FAudio features in Wine next year.
mrdeathjr 28 Dec, 2018
Quoting: Avehicle7887I'm hoping to see some of the FAudio features in Wine next year.

However meanwhile can use kron4ek git and works for wine 32/64

https://github.com/Kron4ek/FAudio-Builds

Installation is similar to dxvk

^_^
mao_dze_dun 28 Dec, 2018
Hope Proton will get updated to Wine 4 soon. Seems they'll be skipping 3.18 altogether.
1xok 29 Dec, 2018
Recap: Last year at this time of year, Wine Staging was broken. At the same time Wine 3.0 was missing an important patch for Doom. Meanwhile Doom is officially supported by Steam via Proton. In the past year a lot has happened around Wine. :)
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