Wine-Staging 4.0-RC7 Brings Some Application Crash Fixes
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 21 January 2019 at 05:41 AM EST. Add A Comment
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The big Wine 4.0 release will be out in just a few days while Wine-Staging 4.0 is following close behind for those wanting a bit more exciting and bleeding-edge experience.

Wine-Staging continues carrying more than 800 patches compared to upstream "vanilla" Wine with various fixes and feature improvements of code not yet ready/reviewed for inclusion into mainline. On top of everything that's been in Wine for a while, in the past few days were some more patches to fix up some different problems. The very latest Wine-Staging work includes:

- Oleaut32 VarRound VT_DECIMAL support needed by some Visual Basic 6 applications and addressing a nearly eight year old bug report.

- Some VSSAPI functions were stubbed out to prevent a few different applications from crashing.

- A crash fix for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 by an unimplemented function in MSVCP140.

The latest Wine-Staging code can always be fetched from GitHub while release binaries continue to be offered alongside the upstream packages at WineHQ.org.

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