Software Update: Wine 3.9

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A new development build of Wine has been released with version number 3.9. Wine is an open source implementation of the Windows API and allows you to run DOS and Windows programs on Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris. A large group of developers contribute to Wine and it has been decided to release a new so-called development version every two weeks instead of waiting for a number of new functions to be ready. A stable edition is published a few times a year. The database with applications that work under Wine, with or without the help of minor adjustments, contains 25,525 titles at the time of writing. The following changes and improvements have been made in this release:

What’s new in this release:

  • OpenGL core contexts enabled by default in Direct 3D.
  • Beginnings of Direct 3D 12 implementation using vkd3d.
  • More support for the Task Scheduler.
  • Some more Task Dialog support.
  • Better arrow support in GdiPlus.

Bugs fixed in 3.9 (total 33):

  • 32907: AMMYY Admin v3.0 crashes at startup in Win7 mode (‘NtSetInformationToken’ needs to support ‘TokenSessionId’)
  • 34910: WinLaunch 0.4.x (OSX Style free Launcher) complains about missing “%USERPROFILE%\\Application Data\\Microsoft\\Windows\\Themes\\” directory
  • 37736: Photoshop Elements 11/12 installers hang when installing common shared technologies (‘GetWindowTextLength’ must not call ‘SendMessage’ for window handles belonging to other processes)
  • 37776: iTunes 12.0.1 crashes on startup
  • 38648: Multiple games and applications need support for Mesa OpenGL >= 3.2 core profiles, Shader Model 4, GLSL 1.50 (Microsoft Office 2013 installer, .NET/XNA games)
  • 38886: AArch64 platforms: ABI Problems wrt varargs (needs arm64 specific __builtin_ms_va_list)
  • 38944: RebelBetting: Arb browser uses incorrect stakes
  • 38945: RebelBetting: Collapsing the top arb row reports an error
  • 38946: RebelBetting: Upgrade button opens Explorer
  • 39078: Visual Pinball 8.x, 9.x, 10.x crash on exit after creating a new table, needs support for VBScript IActiveScriptDebug
  • 39294: iTunes 12 does not start anymore
  • 39299: Arkanoid++ 0.2 crashes on startup
  • 39458: The Club demo crashes at launch
  • 40271: Can’t start UPlay: “Connection Lost” error
  • 40426: Wine’s explorer.exe shell doesn’t display properties dialog
  • 40451: Visual C++ Build Tools 2015 silently fails on startup, needs ‘feclient’ stub dll (Windows NT File Encryption Client Interfaces)
  • 40743: 64-bit Tunes 12.x installer mixes up 32-bit and 64-bit packages, creating broken installation
  • 41063: Batman – The Telltale Series requires ID3D11DeviceContext1::UpdateSubresource1()
  • 42878: 64-bit iTunes 12.1.3 crashes on startup
  • 42941: Moorhuhn Kart 3: Mouse pointer accelerating too fast
  • 43491: Ri-li 2.0.1: No sound
  • 44465: Micrografx Designer 7.1 crashes at exit
  • 44563: Chessbase 11 has annoying multiple popups GetClassInfo: 14007
  • 44845: Bankperfect plugin installer Echéancier hangs during install
  • 44964: Anno 2205 needs oMask shader register implementation
  • 44974: Cresteaju (“standard” version): Hang before title screen
  • 45080: Frostpunk crashes (requires IDXGIDevice2)
  • 45088: Native Instruments Traktor 2.11 crashes on unimplemented function msvcp140.dll.?GetCurrentThreadId@platform@details@Concurrency@@YAJXZ
  • 45170: Cygwin/MSYS2 needs EXDEV error code mapped to STATUS_NOT_SAME_DEVICE (rename of cross-device links)
  • 45172: FrameMaker 7.2 and Framemaker 8 (trial) needs implementation of atmlib.dll.ATMFinish
  • 45174: Icinga 2 ‘check_ping’ tool with IPv6 address/host crashes on unimplemented function ntdll.dll.RtlIpv6StringToAddressExW
  • 45179: iTunes 12.x installer freezes at the final step
  • 45220: Regression: Hearthstone-Deck-Tracker stopped working after wine-2.21

Version number 3.9
Release status unstable
Operating systems Linux, BSD, Solaris
Website Wine HQ
License type GPL
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