Release 2.5

Wine Staging Team - Wed, 19 Apr 2017

The Wine Staging release 2.5 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Implementation of NtSuspendProcess and NtResumeProcess.
  • Support for hash links in Ldr modules.
  • Various smaller improvements.

Please note that starting with this version, Wine Staging uses the new server side message-mode named pipe implementation from the development branch. In contrast to our previous implementation using SOCK_SEQPACKET sockets, the new implementation allows to handle some corner cases more correctly and is cross-platform compatible. A small disadvantage is that the new implementation is less complete (for example no PIPE_NOWAIT handling), so there is a small risk of regressions.

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

  • Support for message-mode named pipes.
  • Translation of version resources through po files.
  • Transform feedback support in Direct3D.
  • Scheduler classes in C++ runtime.
  • Better scrolling in popup menus.
  • More improvements to the XML reader.
  • Various bug fixes.

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