Tuesday 27 November 2018 at 0:16
Just a short news to announce that we have updated our wine build environement. If you are experiencing issues with our current wine builds (freetype problems, windows too small, ...), this piece of information may interest you.
Pursuing the work concerning the decentralization of our services, we have released a tool than can compile any version of wine directly on your computer or on your server: https://github.com/PhoenicisOrg/phoenicis-winebuild
What are the advantage of this new tool?
- You can easily use this tool to compile wine from and for any OS (linux and macOS are supported so far, but we also plan to support freebsd).
- We continue to host wine binaries but in a more standard format than before (.tar.gz archives instead of .pol files).
- We now provide JSON web services in case you want to have access to the list of the builds:
- You can track on wine building status: https://www.playonlinux.com/wine/. A JSON web service is also being released.
- Linux users: Full wine staging support (GTK 3.0 is now fully supported for example)
- OSX users: 64bit builds are now fully operational.
So what do I have to do if I have problems with the old builds?
Because they are compiled with more up-to-date dependencies, we are expecting the new builds to work better on recent distributions. This should fix most of the problems that you have reported to us recently.
However, we are rebuilding the old packages one by one and it takes time. We advise you to follow the build status here to ensure that the versions you are using are rebuilt: https://www.playonlinux.com/wine/. Then, uninstall your current wine versions from POL and reinstalling them should fix the problem you are encoutering.
As you may have noticed, POL / POM 4 have already been updated to use this new format. If you are using 4.3+, you are good to go
- We plan to mirror all the builds in / near the United States
- We will probably provide a web interface so that you can request for custom builds with custom patches. This web interface shall be open source so that you can host it where you want.
- Source of the new wine build service: https://github.com/PhoenicisOrg/phoenicis-winebuild
- Link to the build queue: https://www.playonlinux.com/wine/