Release 2.0-rc3

Wine Staging Team - Tue, 27 Dec 2016

The Wine Staging release 2.0-rc3 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Add basic AES-GCM support in bcrypt.
  • Various improvements in gdiplus.

This release implements the Galois/Counter Mode (GCM) for AES in bcrypt.dll which fixes the multiplayer mode of DOOM (2016). This features requires a Wine build linked against GnuTLS 3.0 or higher, which should be available on most modern distributions. To verify this, you can check the output of wine --check-libs and search for the line referring to libgnutls. If the ABI version (the part behind .so) is 28 or higher, you are ready to play DOOM online.

In addition, Wine Staging users will also benefit from the following changes merged in the development branch:

  • Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.