Wine-Staging 1.9.21 Improves Its Vulkan Wrapper
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 18 October 2016 at 11:43 AM EDT. 19 Comments
WINE --
Re-basing to last week's Wine 1.9.21 release is a new version of Wine-Staging that incorporates various experimental/testing patches atop this code-base for running Windows binaries on Linux and other operating systems.

Notable to Wine-Staging 1.9.21 are improvements around its experimental Vulkan wrapper, which allows for running Windows Vulkan programs that in turn rely upon host's native Vulkan driver. There is also a GIF encoder added to its Windows codecs implementation.

Official details via Wine-Staging.com:
Initial GIF encoder in windowscodecs.
Support for METHOD_OUT_DIRECT ioctls.
Implementation of SetFileCompletionNotificationModes.
Ignore queued xaudio2 AL buffers after Stop.
Vulkan wrapper improvements.
Various bug fixes.
Too bad no Gallium Nine staging support nor anything new on the Direct3D 11 and D3D CSMT fronts.
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