Wine-Staging 4.21 Released With New Patches Up For Testing
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 30 November 2019 at 07:36 AM EST. Add A Comment
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Built off yesterday's release of Wine 4.21 is now a new Wine-Staging release that continues shipping over 800 patches on top of upstream Wine for offering an experimental/testing blend that often works out much better for gaming on Linux.

Wine-Staging 4.21 adds a number of new patches while updates a few of the existing patches. There are no groundbreaking changes committed for this bi-weekly release, but still some notable additions:

- A crash fix for League of Legends 9.23.

- A crash fix for Legends of Runeterra.

- A three year old bug report for multiple games and applications crashing over lacking ntdll.dll.RtlGetNativeSystemInformation. More of that code should now be in place.

- Forcing bottom-up allocation order for 64-bit unless top-down is requested in order to workaround other crashes. This also fixes Microsoft Core XML Services 6.0 package failing to load.

- Additions around the ReOpenFile implementation for helping to load resources in different applications. ReOpenFile on Windows reopens a file-system object with different access rights / sharing modes / flags. Though this new patch is just stubbing out the code more.

Those wanting to spend the US Holiday weekend testing out Wine or Wine-Staging can find the new v4.21 releases via WineHQ.org.
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