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Wine 6.0 RC6 and Proton Experimental Update

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  • Wine Announcement
    The Wine development release 6.0-rc6 is now available.
    
    Barring any last minute issue, this is expected to be the last
    release candidate before the final 6.0.
    
    What's new in this release (see below for details):
      - Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.
    
    The source is available from the following locations:
    
      https://dl.winehq.org/wine/source/6.0/wine-6.0-rc6.tar.xz
      http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/wine/source/6.0/wine-6.0-rc6.tar.xz
    
    Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:
    
      https://www.winehq.org/download
    
    You will find documentation on https://www.winehq.org/documentation
    
    You can also get the current source directly from the git
    repository. Check https://www.winehq.org/git for details.
    
    Wine is available thanks to the work of many people. See the file
    AUTHORS in the distribution for the complete list.
    
  • Wine 6.0-rc6 Released With More Fixes - Phoronix

    Wine 6.0-rc6 is out today as the latest weekly release candidate of Wine 6.0 that will be released in the near future. Either due to nearing the end of the release cycle and/or Wine developers having a post-holiday hangover, Wine 6.0-RC6 is coming in light on new fixes.

    This sixth test version of Wine 6.0 has just ten known bug fixes. It may be a culmination of factors why this week is light but in any case the aim is to ship Wine 6.0.0 in January so the load for this timing appears to be in good standing.

  • Proton Experimental Update Brings Performance Work, MS Flight Simulator VR Mode - Phoronix

    Proton Experimental 5.13-20210107 is out today as the first 2021 release of this Wine downstream that powers Steam Play for running Windows games on Linux.

    This is just an experimental update in the Proton 5.13 series for testing, but given that the current Proton 5.13-4 release is one month old and Wine 6.0 will be released soon, hopefully there will be the next stable update shortly for bettering the Windows gaming on Linux experience for early 2021.

Wine 6.0 Release Candidate 6 looks like the last...

  • Wine 6.0 Release Candidate 6 looks like the last before a final release

    Wine compatibility layer leader Alexandre Julliard announced the sixth release candidate for Wine 6.0 and it looks like this will be the last before a final release.

    It's not set in stone that the next will be the big 6.0 release but it will be if they don't see any big last minute issues. If they do manage to keep to the schedule it will make Wine 6.0 join Wine 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 with a January release, whereas Wine 1.0 had a June release.

Wine-Staging 6.0-RC6 Fixes An 11 Year Old Bug

  • Wine-Staging 6.0-RC6 Fixes An 11 Year Old Bug

    The lone new functionality introduced with Wine-Staging 6.0-RC6 though is to fix a decade-old bug in Wine. Friday's Wine-Staging release adds a workaround for addressing Bug 21014 that has been open since the end of 2009. The bug is around the game Dark Sector not working with any sound under Wine. This patch should fix the old Wine problem. Dark Sector is a 2008 third-person shooter video game powered by the Evolution game engine.

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