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What happened to PlayOnLinux?

Discussion in 'PlayOnLinux' started by booman, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    The last I heard on the PlayOnLinux News page and their Google+ page is they are almost ready to release PlayOnLinux 5

    There have been a few unresolved bugs with dotnet packages recently but I noticed that the PlayOnLinux developers are still making new versions of Wine available for us.

    Its been almost 4 months and nothing new... What is going on?

    If we have to look for a new Wine client this might break all of our 280 step-by-step guides. What are our options these days?
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    My understanding from the last I saw was that POL 5 was pretty much a rewrite, which may have become more work than they anticipated. For sure it handled hidpi very badly.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I read they were using Java
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    Gizmo Chief Site Administrator Staff Member

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    I seem to recall hearing that as well. If true, that means a complete rewrite, as the existing code is Python.

    TBH, I'm a little perplexed what they hope to gain by rewriting in Java, unless there is a mature framework of some sort they plan to leverage in Java.
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