Saturday, November 14, 2015

Wine 1.7.55 Officially Released the Devs Will Now Concentrate on Wine 1.8

The Wine development release 1.7.55 is now available.
What's new in this release:
  • Pulse audio driver.
  • Various fixes for Microsoft Office 2013 support.
  • Some more implementation of the Web Services DLL.
  • More fixes for the latest C runtime version.
  • Improvements to the Makefile generation.
  • 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.

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Start of code freeze


Now that release 1.7.55 is out, it's time to start code freeze towards the stable 1.8 release. This means that from now on, new features or code redesigns won't be accepted; only targeted bug fixes that don't look too dangerous will be allowed in. The freeze will get increasingly more strict as we progress towards release.

I know that git makes it easy for everybody to keep working on new things on their own branch, but I'd ask that we all take time to concentrate on fixing bugs, and particularly regressions. I'm hoping that we can make the number of regressions drop significantly, like we did for the previous stable releases.

I will be making release candidates every Friday until we run out of bugs that can be reasonably fixed. Based on previous experience, the code freeze should last between 4 and 8 weeks.

This is also an opportunity to polish things like translations, documentation, web site etc. so there is plenty to do even for non-developers. And most importantly, we need help with retesting as many applications as possible...

Thank you all for your help!

Bugs fixed in 1.7.55 (total 76):

   8854  Unable to get keyboard / mouse input in multiple games
   9032  Adobe Premiere 6 video playback broken
  10495  Wine should support PulseAudio
  11107  Adobe AIR / Adobe Media Player pre 2 never shows GUI
  12474  Resolume Avenue 3.3.2 - Black video preview windows
  14518  GetTextMetrics on Tahoma font metrics returns an invalid tmInternalLeading
  14894  Cubis Gold 2 crashes on start
  17693  Silkypix 3.0 and DVD-lab PRO 2.x: menus are invisible until clicked
  18442  Google Video/Voice chat plugin installer finishes with error 0x80040509
  19937  ArcSoft PhotoStudio 5.5 crashes on startup
  23001  Dolphin GC/Wii emulator 2.0 Wiimote plugin needs Bluetooth Control Panel Applet 'bthprops.cpl'
  23575  PowerDVD 10 trial crashes after registration
  24572  Freelancer (Microsoft Games): installer text in custom graphical user interface rendered in black rather than white, making it nearly unreadable
  27061  iNode Client 3.60 exits silently on start up (H3C iNode service install fails, needs 'HKLM\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Control\\ServiceGroupOrder\\List' key with REG_MULTI_SZ 'TDI' value)
  27563  Dungeons and Dragons/Lord of the Rings online: launcher doesn't see COM/ActiveX as supported with builtin mono
  29309  Zynaps remix exits with memory access violation
  29852  Star Trek Birth of the Federation - No Videos (negative height used as request for inverted frame decompressing)
  29899  mapviewoffileex fails under certain condition with PE images
  31534  TOAD for SQLServer fails to install
  32703  MyPhoneExplorer 1.8.4 installer has a non-fatal crash
  32705  VirtualDub: crash when opening video with MPEG-2 plugin (division by zero)
  32839  Endnote X5 crashes on unimplemented function msvcp90.dll.??0?$basic_fstream@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@@std@@QAE@PAU_iobuf@@@Z
  32923  Daum Pot Player Media Player crashes
  33001  AXE3 (hex editor) crashes in TREEVIEW_GetItemT on invalid item pointer
  33453  Delphi7 import type library hangs
  33479  Multiple games (Guild Wars 2, Risen 2, Tomb Raider 2013): Raw input is broken
  33563  Imscared shows visual artifacts (green dots and white lines)
  33713 (CNET) download manager gets stuck on step 2 of 4
  34559  Call to Power II: Scrolling causes mouse and screen to lock
  34845  The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot: "Bloomberg" crash/diag tool complains about dbghelp being too old (v5.x Windows XP vs. v6.x Win Vista/7)
  35677  BBC iPlayer Desktop installer reports 'You need Windows Media Player (9 or above) to install this software.' (builtin 'wmplayer.exe' along with version resource missing)
  35702  FarManager v3 crashes on unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.SetConsoleKeyShortcuts
  35953  FFXIV: ARR - Launcher requires native winhttp to run.
  36280  valgrind shows a possible leak in gameux/tests/gamestatistics.c
  36291  valgrind shows a leak msctf/tests/inputprocessor.c
  36400  valgrind shows several unitialized values in under crypt32/tests/message.c
  36427  valgrind shows several leaks in dlls/taskschd/tests/scheduler.c
  36450  EnumFontFamilies should report unsubstituted font names
  36508  valgrind shows a couple invalid writes in kernel32/tests/change.c
  36527  Multiple games and applications crash on unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.AllocateUserPhysicalPages (Microsoft Office 2007 diagnosis service, Eden Eternal)
  36607  valgrind shows two definite leaks in xmllite/tests/reader.c
  37165  Sacred 2 Gold (v2.65.1) fails to start correctly, displays only a black screen in virtual desktop mode
  37729  Picasa 3.9 crashes in setupapi.SetupFindFirstLineW
  37829  Phonostar dradio-Recorder cannot connect to radio streams
  37843  Black Mirror 3 starts minimized
  37932  Evil Genius from GOG crashes unexpectedly
  37956  Photoshop (CS6/CC) 64bit crash when you press "cancel" button
  38097  FreshDiagnose 8.67 'Protected Files' diagnosis wants sfc.dll.SfcGetNextProtectedFile
  38125  MFC CRichEditCtrl does not correctly put text in Center, Right or Left
  38255  Sid Meier's Ace Patrol needs msvcp110.dll._Thrd_current
  38368  AutoPatcher Updater 1.4.x (VB6 app) reports 'Error: Object doesn't support this action' (needs ITextStream::Close method implementation)
  38390  Photoshop 64-bit (CS/CC) crashes when you break the rendering preview.
  38417  [EA] Origin self-updater fails to install updates ('kernel32.DeleteFileW' shall only open the file for delete access as callers might not have read/write rights)
  38444  valgrind shows some definite leaks in dpnet/tests/address.c
  38445  valgrind shows a couple invalid writes in kernel32/tests/fiber.c
  38450  valgrind shows several leaks in shell32/tests/shlfolder.c
  38464  valgrind shows a possible leak in wininet/tests/http.c test_async_HttpSendRequestEx()
  38477  Elevated: Invisible textures since wine-1.7.34-58-gc6232e1
  38589  Sades 7.1 CH Gaming Headset driver installation fails
  38677  valgrind shows invalid memory use in dlls/kernel32/tests/path.c:test_PathNameA()
  39081  CCleaner needs esent.dll
  39101  Visual Studio Compiler creates invalid interface from a typelib
  39143  Roxio CDRAL 'CDRALW2K.SYS' kernel driver (part of Windows Media 9 Runtime) crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.ExAcquireResourceExclusiveLite during driver unload
  39259  BTHPROPS.DLL and BLUETOOTHAPIS.DLL are unimplemented
  39423  Voobly: 'Game Browser' can't display content due to Wine built-in browser signature blacklisted on ('win32' feature token must not be included in user agent string)
  39443  Multiple applications fail start File System Filter Manager service due unimplemented function fltmgr.sys.FltInitializePushLock (Kaspersky Anti-Virus)
  39493  GImageX v2.1.1 (gui for ImageX tool from Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit) crashes on unimplemented function wimgapi.dll.WIMRegisterMessageCallback
  39516  Listview tests consistently fail
  39528  Emerge Desktop 6.1.3 crashes on startup (incorrect shdocvw.RunInstallUninstallStubs2 stub signature)
  39529  Data Source initstring parsing is case-sensitive
  39544  Microsoft Office 2007 installer fails with 'ITERATE_Actions Execution halted, action L"ProcessBranding" returned 1603'
  39545  wine build fails without libpulse
  39551  building dlls/atl fails: error: Could not open importlib stdole2.tlb.
  39568  err:dbghelp_msc:pe_load_debug_directory Got a page fault while loading symbols
  39574  iNode 3.6 client needs ndis.sys.NdisInitUnicodeString
  39575  Wine control panel app crashes when encountering builtin applets with unimplemented CPL entry points (bthprops.cpl.CPlApplet)

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