Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jan 2017 00:47 UTC
General Development

This release represents over a year of development effort and around 6,600 individual changes. The main highlights are the support for Microsoft Office 2013, and the 64-bit support on macOS.

It also contains a lot of improvements across the board, as well as support for many new applications and games. See the release notes below for a summary of the major changes.

As awesome of a project Wine is, I wonder how many people actually use it on a daily basis. Maybe I'm wildly off base here (honestly, I probably am), but it seems like if you're running Linux, there's really nothing Windows applications offer that Linux can't.

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RE[3]: So...
by aaronb on Thu 26th Jan 2017 18:43 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: So..."
aaronb
Member since:
2005-07-06

What has been your level of success using Wine?

Is this coming from experience of recent versions?

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RE[4]: So...
by birdie on Thu 26th Jan 2017 20:10 in reply to "RE[3]: So..."
birdie Member since:
2014-07-15

What has been your level of success using Wine?

Is this coming from experience of recent versions?


I've been using Wine since 1998 and I have helped resolve numerous bugs in it (not as a developer, as an end user who files bug reports). Also I'm a maintainer of several applications in AppDB.

I cannot measure my level of success, because speaking frankly I don't understand what you mean, but most Windows applications which I need run just fine under Wine albeit not without small glitches, quirks and occasional crashes.

Edit: Oops, you asked a different person but I will reply anyways ;-)

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RE[5]: So...
by aaronb on Thu 26th Jan 2017 22:42 in reply to "RE[4]: So..."
aaronb Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah I have been a maintainer of couple of applications in AppDB in the past too.

My experience has been that Wine for older games (via Steam and GOG) and applications such as Foobar2000 has been a success.

I was wondering why kurkosdr seems to be bitter about Wine and attempting find out whether he has used it and dislikes it, or whether he just does not like the idea of Wine regardless of how well it works (or not).

Edited 2017-01-26 22:43 UTC

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