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Wine Staging is no longer putting out new releases

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There have been many people asking questions about the future of Wine Staging, turns out it's no longer going to have any new releases.

I won't quote the entire post titled "Future of Wine Staging", but the gist of it is that they just don't have the spare time to put into it now. They have full time jobs, so naturally that doesn't leave much for something like this. I fully understand their situation and wish them all the best, I've seen so many people appreciate the work they did to bring so many different patches together for testing.

The good news, is that there's already a fork available. On top of that, Wine developer Alexandre Julliard posted on the Wine mailing list about keeping it going in some form, so there might be light at the end of the tunnel.

Will be interesting seeing what happens, from what I understand there's a number of games which only work in Wine Staging due to a fair amount of patches not being in Wine proper.

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Furor 18 February 2018 at 8:31 pm UTC
It's a pitty, for playing Eve Online I use the last staging, the latest Wine versions give me problems with fullscreen resolution after alt+tab and less FPS.
Cestus 18 February 2018 at 9:02 pm UTC
i use 2.21 staging to play project cars on steam.
1xok 18 February 2018 at 9:34 pm UTC
I use it for Doom 2016. Doom don't work with wine-dev on my system out of the box.


Last edited by 1xok at 18 February 2018 at 9:35 pm UTC
strycore 18 February 2018 at 9:40 pm UTC
This is nonsense, the Wine Staging project is thriving again, it was just waiting to get rid of it's previous maintainers. Michael and Sebastian have been sitting on the project without letting the community handle it. The current activity on the new repository shows that the community was begging to get this project going. This is simply bad Open Source project management.

You can expect a Wine Staging release in the next few days.
Furor 18 February 2018 at 10:05 pm UTC
Asu 19 February 2018 at 1:25 am UTC
I so want the wine project dead. (I respect the devs tho.)
Please don't buy software that has no mac or linux client.
Shmerl 19 February 2018 at 3:13 am UTC
AsuI so want the wine project dead.

So you are against Feral games too I suppose?

Chances of native games increase with wider adoption of cross platform engines.


Last edited by Shmerl at 19 February 2018 at 5:13 am UTC. Edited 2 times.
vlademir1 19 February 2018 at 7:25 am UTC
AsuI so want the wine project dead. (I respect the devs tho.)
Please don't buy software that has no mac or linux client.

Much as I'd love for there to not be a need for Wine, we're not quite to a point where that is always feasible for new software and there's quite a lot of older software that will never work natively nor have a viable native alternative. Hell, in a lot of cases it's a comparative PitA or even impossible to get some of that older software to work correctly on current iterations of Windows, which has drawn some small number of users to at least duel boot a Linux distro in order to use Wine for older Windows software from which point they may even occasionally use some native software as well.
wvstolzing 19 February 2018 at 7:31 am UTC
FurorGood news:
The new Wine Staging repository is thriving!

I suppose we don't have to change anything if we're subscribed to the official winehq repos (listed here)?
thelimeydragon 19 February 2018 at 9:54 am UTC
AsuI so want the wine project dead. (I respect the devs tho.)
Please don't buy software that has no mac or linux client.

I however enjoy playing old Windows 95,98,ME,XP,Vista, etc games... however some still have minor bugs in WINE that will hopefully...eventually get fixed.

I do not want the project to die. In fact it's because of WINE that Linux has better compatibility for old Windows software than modern Windows itself.
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