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    Phoronix: Wine 1.2 Hits A Fifth Release Candidate

    While there has already been four release candidates in preparation for the Wine 1.2 release, a fifth release candidate has now emerged a week later as their blocker bug list still is not cleared...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODM2Nw

  • #2
    Blocker list is getting small. Can't be too much longer.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Hephasteus View Post
      Blocker list is getting small. Can't be too much longer.
      Because a lot of bugs are excluded from it and nominated for the future Wine releases.

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      • #4
        41 left, not that much of an improvement compared to older RCs, but it's getting there. At this rate it would take 4 more RCs to get there, though.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Hephasteus View Post
          Blocker list is getting small. Can't be too much longer.
          Very few of the bugs they are fixing in each RC were actually blocker bugs. It seems that most people working on WINE have little interest in fixing the blocker bugs and just want to fix their own things, which makes sense.

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          • #6
            What are the chances that we will see a working DIB engine in this release?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Shining Arcanine View Post
              Very few of the bugs they are fixing in each RC were actually blocker bugs. It seems that most people working on WINE have little interest in fixing the blocker bugs and just want to fix their own things, which makes sense.
              If you take a good, hard look at the blocker bugs, most of them are anything but easy to fix. It's likely most of them will be marked as "damn, still couldn't fix them. Let's just move them to 1.4, maybe they'll magically disappear by then.".

              Really, if they weren't fixed by RC1, most needed changes would be too invasive to include after that, anyway.

              Originally posted by unimatrix
              What are the chances that we will see a working DIB engine in this release?
              Zero. IIRC there were two working DIB engines, but they were always shut down with "meh, we don't like the design, but we can't be bothered to tell you how to do it right."
              If you google a bit, there's a patchset you can use. If you really need a DIB engine, that is.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by birdie View Post
                Because a lot of bugs are excluded from it and nominated for the future Wine releases.
                Windows can screw up wine at a much faster rate than wine can tame it. I prefer a complete facist approach. Linux or GTFO.

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                • #9
                  To be fair, some of the issues with WINE are because legacy APIs are not well supported:

                  http://www.virtualdub.org/blog/pivot/entry.php?id=239

                  Software that supports Windows NT 4.0 uses the DirectDraw 3 API, which is not supported by WINE. WINE only cares about DirectX 7 and up, so the oldest version of DirectDraw available is DirectDraw 7:

                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirectDraw
                  http://wiki.winehq.org/DirectX-ToDo


                  Allow explicit creation and access of front and back buffers for ddraw interfaces earlier than version 7. Current implementation uses dd7's style and prohibits this, which breaks some games.

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