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Future of Wine-staging uncertain

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Future of Wine-staging uncertain

#1 Post by paul1149 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:52 pm

I was running fine on the Wine-staging that MX Package Installer gave me, but the older version prevented me from reviewing how a program works on it, at WineHQ. So I added the WineHQ repository, uninstalled the existing Wine-staging, and installed the latest one they offered.

Lo and behold, it was only ver. 2.21, still not new enough to qualify me to add a review. So I inquired, and found that Staging is in a dormant state currently, with no definite prognosis.

So I went back, uninstalled Staging, and installed Stable, which is at 3.0. It works fine, except that I had to tweak some program shortcuts.

I don't know if 3.0 performs better than 2.1, but they say it includes a lot of changes.

Just a heads-up.

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Re: Future of Wine-staging uncertain

#2 Post by Gordon Cooper » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:30 am

Thanks for heads-up Paul. Have not been working with WINE recently, having retired from supporting a craft group based on a Microsoft application. Used the Codeweavers commercial version for a while. Will look again at WINE. Latest release is 3.2
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Re: Future of Wine-staging uncertain

#3 Post by Stevo » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:44 pm

Does that Wine 3.0 add new programs to the menu like our version of wine-staging? We could backport the stable 3.0 from Buster to our own repos, but we might have to do a bit of tweaking if not.

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Re: Future of Wine-staging uncertain

#4 Post by paul1149 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:43 pm

I don't see anything in the Menu, except when I type "wine" it produces the command "run wine".

To get my existing wine program to work, I had to change the string 'wine-staging' to 'wine-stable' in its shortcut. Other windows progs that fire through file extension association worked as normal through "mono" without any doctoring.

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Re: Future of Wine-staging uncertain

#5 Post by Gordon Cooper » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:09 am

More detail about Wine Staging at : https://www.wine-staging.com/news/2018- ... aging.html
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Re: Future of Wine-staging uncertain

#6 Post by paul1149 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:24 am

I'm seeing a noticeable difference with Stable 3.0. I'm in a Bible program (theWord), and the fonts are remarkably well aliased - which was always a weakness of Wine. Windows has nothing on these fonts. And the scrollbars are coming through extra-wide, as I have tweaked them to be in my gtk-2 theme. For my purposes, this is a big improvement.

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