Wine 1.1.38 Brings Various Fixes
Phoronix: Wine 1.1.38 Brings Various Fixes
It's time for another bi-weekly development update of Wine. This time around there is better support for memory allocations debugging, improved MIDI support, a wide range of Direct3D fixes, OLEDB fixes, improved debugger support on x86_64, many MSI fixes, and various bug-fixes. Offered up in Wine 1.1.38 is also support for anonymous shaders with the Direct3D 10.0 support along with other enhancements...
Great! Direct3D 10 keeps getting features, installing is being improved and there are fixes for features that are already there, which are better of working than just being there.
But what should really be focused on right now is DirectInput cursor support (a lot of games are unplayable because of this) now that X.org supports it and out of focus hotkey support (for Ventrilo).
These two fixes would make Wine so much more viable for Windows gaming on Linux.
Hahaha... You don't want to know how many times I've asked this. It comes down to "Many people use it, so bla bla bla"
Originally Posted by Pfanne
Not even the reduced ping and bandwith and thus also money was going to convince them to step away from ventrilo.
Mh wow now the FOSS drivers is under VENDOR_MESA and no longer under VENDOR_WINE but in both cases wine report an Nvidia card to the DX Application.
Originally Posted by bugmenot
BTW if you force WINE to use VENDOR_ATI for the foss driver some DX apps runs better.
If you're on Gentoo or Fedora, you should really make this upgrade. An important bug was fixed that breaks IE6/IE7 (among other things) specifically on these distros.
I can't speak for Fedora as I'm a Gentoo user but it wouldn't surprise me at all if Wine doesn't play nicely with SELinux. Having said that, am I right in thinking that Fedora uses SELinux by default? I would expect that they've done all they can to make sure Wine works properly with it. I doubt the bug I was referring to is related but it was this one.
Originally Posted by V!NCENT
SELinux comes by default, yes. And I think that the Fedora dev team sees Wine as a leverage for running Windows programs and that these Windows programs itself need to be profiled, if you know what I mean, instead of just seeing Wine as the app that is running when playing a Windows game.
Originally Posted by Chewi
I did that, but the results are the same
Originally Posted by pvtcupcakes