Wine 4.0 Released

Wine allows you to launch Windows apps on Linux and other Ubuntu-like OS
24 January 2019   436

After a year of development and 28 experimental versions, a stable release of an open Win32 API implementation — Wine 4.0 — was introduced, which incorporated more than 6,000 changes. Among the key achievements of the new version, we can note support for graphics API Direct3D 12 and Vulkan, the inclusion of the default Direct3D command processing flow by default, customizable interface with DPI, the support of game controllers, the implementation of correct operation on screens with high pixel density (High-DPI ) for the Android platform, Windows Media Player interface, support for running scheduled tasks, stopping native support for DOS executable files.

In Wine, the full-fledged work of 4737 programs for Windows is confirmed, another 4045 programs work fine with advanced settings and external DLLs. 3489 programs have some minor problems in their work, which do not interfere with the use of the basic functions of the applications.

GStreamer 1.16.0 Framework to Rolled Out

It's a cross-platform set of components for creating a wide range of multimedia applications, like media players or audio/video file converters, to VoIP apps
22 April 2019   291

After more than a year of development, GStreamer 1.16 was released. It is the C written cross-platform set of components for creating a wide range of multimedia applications, from media players and audio / video file converters, to VoIP applications and streaming systems. The GStreamer code is distributed under the LGPLv2.1 license.

Updates for the plug-ins gst-plugins-base, gst-plugins-good, gst-plugins-bad, gst-plugins-ugly, as well as the gst-libav to 1.16 is available. At the API and ABI level, the new release is backward compatible with branch 1.0. Binary assemblies will soon be prepared for Android, iOS, macOS and Windows (Linux is recommended to use packages from the distribution).

It has a lot of updates and improvements. For example, hidden subtitles support, optimization improvements and much more. Get more info at email archive