Wine-Staging 4.9 Released With A Few New & Updated Patches

Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 26 May 2019 at 07:20 AM EDT. 16 Comments
Wine-Staging continues chugging along and as of the version 4.9 release is more than 830 patches atop the upstream Wine code-base.

Following Friday's Wine 4.9 release, Wine-Staging 4.9 is out with some of the previous staging work now upstreamed around the Windows Codecs and DInput while some existing patches re-based and then also a few new patches.

New to Wine-Staging 4.9 is a fix for handling 32-bit BMPv3 images with alpha channels and a BCrypt function to satisfy the game Steep on UPlay (ncrypt.dll.BCryptSecretAgreement).

The new material to Wine-Staging 4.9 itself isn't too exciting but this staging version of Wine continues offering a lot of extra/improved functionality for testing compared to the standard Wine releases.

Downloads for both flavors of Wine at
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