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    Phoronix: Wine 1.3.8 Brings Various Changes

    There's a new Wine development release arriving on this "Black Friday", but this version doesn't bring any early Christmas presents like Wayland support, DirectX 11.0 capabilities, or usage of the Direct3D 10/11 Gallium3D state tracker. It does though bring a few minor changes...

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

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    Not exciting?! You can now open MS Office files with MS Office from your file browser by design! This could not easily be done before; I've tried. At least not for a noob, maybe..

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    • #3
      Maybe I'm easily excitable, but "various bug fixes" gives me a hard-on.

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        The MSXML4 parser implementation is no longer tab sensitive, so people installing Rise of Nations no longer need to edit buildingrules.xml to prevent a tab character from causing the game to crash. This also fixes a regression in WINE 1.3.7 that caused the Rise of Nations installer to hang at "Removing Icons...".

        That is fairly exciting to me. Now the main thing I want is for the DirectPlay implementation to be improved so that multiplayer in Rise of Nations works again.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DanL View Post
          Maybe I'm easily excitable, but "various bug fixes" gives me a hard-on.
          ROFL!

          Some of them are actually pretty nice. I had several extra Wine prefixes with specific workarounds for certain games which are now completely unnecessary.

          For instance, the XML stuff Shining Arcanine mentioned also makes Civ4 run without installing the Microsoft XML files.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by phoronix View Post
            this version doesn't bring any early Christmas presents like (...) DirectX 11.0 capabilities, or usage of the Direct3D 10/11 Gallium3D state tracker.
            Any news on when this might happen? I am really looking forward to it.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by uheba View Post
              Any news on when this might happen? I am really looking forward to it.
              After the pulseaudio implementation...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dyna View Post
                After the pulseaudio implementation...
                haha good one

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by uheba View Post
                  Any news on when this might happen? I am really looking forward to it.
                  Heh, when Jesus or Mohammed comes back to earth: rolleyes:

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                  • #10
                    I like that there are man pages now. End-user documentation is so oft-overlooked, I think anything improving that sorry lot is pretty noteworthy.

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                    • #11
                      i test wine 1.3.8 with arma2 1.08 and catalyst 10.10 and the result isn't funny---

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                      • #12
                        - Support for schemas in MSXML.

                        I think poor support for that in recent releases was what broke Civilization 4 for me. Good news. I'll try it again.

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