What's new in this release:
- Support building most programs in PE format.
- Unicode data updated to Unicode 12.0.
- Support for MSI patch files.
- Default to non-PIC builds on i386.
- Joystick support improvements.
- Asturian locale.
- Various bug fixes.
Bugs fixed in 4.8 (total 38):
12332 Microsoft Windows Server 2003 DDK SP1 installer crashes ('setupapi.SetupCloseFileQueue' should do proper handle validation before accessing members)
14695 Lifeforce demo misses codecs (msvideo1 needs to support 24 bpp output)
28196 Test Drive Unlimited: Water is always rendered on top of everything.
28254 Multiple kernel drivers crash during load/relocation (relocation entry crosses page boundary)(PMP Exam Version 7 CrypKey, Age of Wushu SDProtect DRM, StarForce v3)
29460 Multiple kernel drivers crash in entry due to ntoskrnl.exe IoGetCurrentProcess() being a stub (Ruijie Supplicant Su1xDriver.sys, nProtect GameGuard/Tachyon Kernel Control Driver)
31101 ScoobyRom v0.6.x-0.8.x (.NET 4.0 app) fails to start with Wine-Mono
31350 Multiple .NET 3.x WPF applications crash in Vista/Win7 mode due to dwmapi.DwmGetTransportAttributes stub returning E_NOTIMPL (T-Online Mediencenter Assistent, Valil.Chess, Zwift 1.0)
34372 Multiple applications need AllocateAndGetTcpExTableFromStack (cross compiled dbus, spamMonitor)
37359 planetside 2 no mouseclicks registered
37540 Multiple games and applications wrapped with Enigma v4 and GG DRM schemes crash on startup (incompatible with use of position independent code (PIC) in Wine dlls)
38423 Python 3.5.x exe installer fails with Access denied error
39614 Wine initialises a Critical Section for Mutexes by NULL instead of (void*)-1
42420 MidiIllustrator Virtuoso 3 crashes when using any File open dialog
44850 Microsoft Skype 8.x crashes on unimplemented function iphlpapi.dll.GetBestRoute2
45155 OpenGL Window Z order in Truespace
45213 Multiple applications using Microsoft Detours library crash on startup after compiling Wine with GCC 8.x+ and -O2 (GOT/PIC code emitted at Win32 API entries)(Microsoft Visual Studio 201x, Visual Assist plugin)
45757 Visual Studio 2017 Installer - "The installer manifest failed signature validation"
45765 Universe Sandbox 2 unimplemented function USER32.dll.GetPointerType
45947 Native Access crashes on unimplemented function virtdisk.dll.OpenVirtualDisk
46861 TopoEdit crashes with unimplemented function mf.dll.MFEnumDeviceSources
46905 Multiple eventlog monitor applications go haywire (endless console spam, live-loop CPU) due to advapi32.ReadEventLogA/W returning lasterror ERROR_CALL_NOT_IMPLEMENTED
46989 Grand Prix Legends: Wheel (Wheel, Gas, Brake) axes inputs aren't recognized
46993 ntoskrnl.exe tests don't compile when using -O0
47016 MS Office 365 installer needs mfplay.dll.MFPCreateMediaPlayer
47023 Warframe in-game screenshot fails if screenshot directory already exists
47027 Wine built with GCC 8.x+ and -O2 causes apps and games using madCodeHook/madExcept 3.x/4.x to crash (hook engine can't cope with GOT/ PIC code emitted within 15-byte range at Win32 API entries)(EA Origin, HeidiSQL 10.x)
47032 valgrind shows uninitialized read in writev from call_req_handler
47082 NI System Web Server crashes on unimplemented function authz.dll.AuthzFreeResourceManager
47096 World of Warships 0.8.3.x client (DirectX 11) crashes when post-battle results screen is about to be displayed
47097 Wine built with GCC 8.x+ and -O2 causes Steam games using In-Game Overlay 'gameoverlayrenderer.dll' to crash (hook engine can't cope with GOT/PIC code emitted at Win32 API entries)
47107 Windows XP DDK installer fails to copy any files
47122 Star Citizen stopped working on commit 32d7838da73dd9bc3ee999d73a310da7adfb27dd
47123 Starcitizen - joystick not recognized
47129 Rendering glitch in Caste Siege/Ballerburg (invalid vertex count in IDirect3DDevice3::DrawIndexedPrimitiveVB)
47131 Esportal client 1.0 (CS:GO anti-cheat) fails to start, reporting 'The procedure entry point InitiateShutdownW could not be located in the dynamic link library ADVAPI32.dll'
47138 Microsoft .NET Framework 2.x installer fails ('RegSvcs.exe' bootstrapper needs unicode casing tables, 'l_intl.nls' no longer installed in WINEPREFIX)
47142 Esportal client 1.0 (CS:GO anti-cheat) fails to start, reporting 'The procedure entry point NdrServerCallAll could not be located in the dynamic link library RPCRT4.dll'
47145 Esportal client 1.0 (CS:GO anti-cheat) fails to start, reporting 'The procedure entry point K32GetWsChangesEx could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll'