Release day 2021.9.28
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This release comes with a bunch of bug fixes, improvements and new translations. This is a small update that improves Bottles stability but does not implement any new features.
Ok now let’s get to the point. What’s new in this version?
Improved Download Manager
In previous versions, when a component was downloaded, Bottles did not make sure that the component was downloaded and when it tried to extract the archive, it would fail, resulting in a crash. There was multiple causes that make this happen, e.g. the resource in temporary inaccessable or the connection to the server was lost.
Now if the download is not verified, the user will be notified, who can try to download it again.
Wrong component naming
Bottles manages multiple runners, these come from different (verified) sources and are compiled in different ways, this causes a different nomenclature and structure of the files. To standardize everything, Bottles renames the files once downloaded. In the previous version, some runners were not recognized due to a bug that did not keep track of the new names.
Now enabling and disabling of DXVK and VKD3D happens in synchronous mode, so the program doesn’t get stuck anymore. Once the status of one of the components has been switched, the switcher will be disabled until the procedure has been completed.
Run executable with arguments
In the previous version there was a regression in the “run executable with custom arguments” functionality. In fact, once the arguments were entered and saved, Bottles crashed, making it impossible to use the feature. In this version it has been fixed.
In this release we worked on porting Bottles to elementary OS. In fact, in the next few days, it will be distributed on AppCenter, making it available for download.
Few people know that Bottles is an application born for elementary OS in 2017.
The v1 is already present in the Hera AppCenter and will be replaced by Treviso (v3). This is an important update (in fact it has been rewritten from scratch since v1), nevertheless we want to keep the development of both versions active, continuing to provide installation packages for the first version of Bottles. We are doing so because they are two completely different programs, in fact the first is a small simple tool for checking prefixes, while Treviso is a complete manager with unique features such as versioning, dependency manager, installers etc .. Also there is an emotional value.
All other changes
There are a lot of other changes and improvements in this release. Below are other noteworthy ones, for all the others, refer to the GiHub organization.
- New dependency: faudio
- Improved the Download manager
- Update to GNOME Runtime 41.
- The DXVK and VKD3D installation are now performed in asynchronous mode
- UI improvements for elementary OS
- Fixed a bug in component installation that was assigning the wrong name after download.
- Fixed the wrong text for cwd label.
- Fixed a bug that was causing Bottles crash when running executables with arguments.
- Indonesian translations thanks to @rezaalmanda
- Spanish translations thanks to @oscfdezdz
- Japanese translations thanks to @jatin-cbs
- Portuguese translations thanks to @hugok79
- Portuguese (Brazil) translations thanks to Ricardo Porto, @swyknox, @davipatricio
- German translations thanks to @thericosanto
Thanks to all users who contributed to this release!
~ Bottles’ Developers