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    Phoronix: Wine's Shader Compiler Now Handles... Reflections

    There's a new unstable version of Wine available on this Friday. There's only a few prominent changes, but among them is finally having reflection support in its Direct3D shader compiler...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTE3NQ

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    Phoronix, please, you're missing the most important feature of this wine.
    It can now use natively sRGB textures (if the driver supports it) which means, that games using sRGB textures are not going to be disproportionally slow but would run just as good as in Windows.

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    Am I the only one who things that the wine developers have their priorities screwed up? How about making it actually run real useful and necessary software before messing with implementation of pointless graphical features that nobody really needs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by droidhacker View Post
    Am I the only one who things that the wine developers have their priorities screwed up? How about making it actually run real useful and necessary software before messing with implementation of pointless graphical features that nobody really needs?
    I guess it's because their userbase mostly votes for games:

    http://appdb.winehq.org/votestats.php

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    Yes Linux is good for games, especially thanks to WINE. Don't you know? This is where people flee when bashed by "professionals" assigning linux to server, or when they are tired of windows, tired of viruses, tired of companies not releasing linux native version.

    In fact, and sadly, AMD graphics card linux users make some portion in windows gaming segment.

    And they do not need .net, it seems .net actually started to walk here on his own in form of Miguel.

    Whats left,.. visual basic?

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    What kind of reflection are we talking about here?

    Mirrors or Reflection in computer programming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droidhacker View Post
    Am I the only one who things that the wine developers have their priorities screwed up? How about making it actually run real useful and necessary software before messing with implementation of pointless graphical features that nobody really needs?
    You clearly have a firm grasp of how open source development works.

    Ask a bunch of random people what they want from an open source project and you'll get a diverse set of opinions about what should be prioritized. But you know what? The persons submitting patches or other contributions get their itches scratched.

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    I thought the removal of Win9X tests was interesting - almost sounds like Wine 1.2 is the last version to attempt to support bug-for-bug compatibility with Win9X.

    I'm sure there's a lot of people who will want to run old/archaic/bug-dependent Windows 9X software in the future (even just for retro purposes), so I thought these people will be left with maintaining the 1.2 branch until ReactOS has equivalent support. Did some googling and found this though:
    http://www.mail-archive.com/wine-dev.../msg67102.html
    Right now all the test results that differ for win9x versions are marked
    as broken(), i.e. Wine intentionally makes an effort to NOT replicate it.
    So removing checks for (broken) results will change nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grantek View Post
    I thought the removal of Win9X tests was interesting - almost sounds like Wine 1.2 is the last version to attempt to support bug-for-bug compatibility with Win9X.

    I'm sure there's a lot of people who will want to run old/archaic/bug-dependent Windows 9X software in the future (even just for retro purposes), so I thought these people will be left with maintaining the 1.2 branch until ReactOS has equivalent support. Did some googling and found this though:
    http://www.mail-archive.com/wine-dev.../msg67102.html
    I wanted to ask some questions when this came up on the mailing list, but kept quiet because there was some controversy. Now that that's over, can someone explain what this really means?

    What is the test suite used for? Why were tests marked broken for Win9x? What does that mean for Win9x compatibility?

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