We are now working on version 8.0 of Putty for Mac and continue to make progress, sense our 7.5 release we have fixed two window bugs, added a exit confirmation dialog when closing a session. Version 8.0 will be signed by Apple Inc. as being developed by a known developer, this will fix the security warnings and make the installation and running Putty smoother.
We plan to add Pterm as a stand alone application as well as Putty to the Apple / iTunes stores when version 8.0 is released to make purchases extremely simple through the iTunes application. We will also have a new updated video for 8.0 lasting about two minuets, showing the installation and running Putty and Pterm on MacOS 10.12.4
Here is a couple screenshots :
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Recently there were multiple requests to provide experimental OS X 64 bit packages. I decided to give it a try and updated our build system and cross compiling tool-chain during the last days. Luckily the whole idea turned out to be less difficult than I thought, and I can now present you the first 64-bit Wine packages for testing. It would be great to have some testers to find out if I made a mistake during the packaging and to evaluate how good the OS X 64 bit support already works, despite the GS segment / TEB problem.
You can find the test packages at https://repos.wine-staging.com/macosx/beta/. I didn’t use the WineHQ url because those packages are really in a very early stage, so I would like to have some more testers first before we push it to the users. The pkg installer will now provide you with an option to enable 64 bit support. The files of the 32-bit and 64-bit build are merged during the installation depending on your choice. Please test both options to ensure that a pure 32-bit build also still works as expected.
The wine devel package is a pure 1.9.7 build without any additional patches applied, while the staging package contains a small hack to work around at least some of the GS segment issues (it fixed 64 bit VLC and TS3 for me). If you stumble upon any differences between both packages (besides the staged bugs), feel free to tell them to me. This way I can find out how much the hack breaks ;-). Anyway, I am looking forward to your feedback.
PlayOnLinux and PlayOnMac 4.2.10 are now released. Here is the changelog:
- Wine 1.8 staging is now the default wine version on OSX. The build process has been improved thanks to wine-staging team so that the compiler supports ms_hook_prologue, allowing function hotpatching. This should improve the compatibility of some applications like Steam.
- Some wine staging instructions have been added so that they are fully supported by the scripts.
- The wineprefix tab in the configuration panel has been improved.