FL Studio 20 brings a native macOS release, time signatures anywhere, "consolidation" (AKA freezing/bouncing), the ability to load/save separate playlist arrangements, a reworked PDC system allowing both manual and automatic at the same time, and more.
Almost everything. See below.
What does not
Native FL Studio built-in bridging doesn't work (32<=>64, either way). The plugin hangs, apparently forever. FL Studio keeps running fine if I just kill the bridge process (only the plugin dies). So if I run FL.exe, I can only run 32-bit plugins, and if I run FL64.exe, I can only run 64-bit plugins. All of this refers to the built-in bridge provided by FL Studio, not other Linux bridging efforts such as linvst or airwave. Those do not work at all since FL Studio runs as a Windows application that has no knowledge of .so vst files. Apart from the cross-platform built-in bridging, FL Studio loads native .dll files as they are and seem to give a much better sucess rate than linvst/airwave on native Linux DAWs. The (native Windows) jBridge alternative seems to work with GUI issues, but I didn't test it much.
Wine ASIO only worked with the 64-bit version (FL64.exe) until I registered the 32-bit version: $ bash env WINEPREFIX=/home/user/.wine32; regsvr32 wineasio.dll
What was not tested
A few of the extra bundled plugins. There are so many!
Apart from bridging, everything runs smoothly. Wine ASIO (register with regsvr32 wineasio.dll) strongly recommended. FL Studio loads native .dll files as they are and seem to give a much better sucess rate than linvst/airwave on native Linux DAWs. The (native Windows) jBridge alternative seems to work with GUI issues, but I didn't test it much.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 23 2020||5.22-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Lissanro Rayen|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 11 2020||5.0.2||Yes||No||No||Garbage||Mauricio Guerrero|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||May 13 2020||5.7||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Kari Saaranen|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||May 03 2020||5.7-staging||Yes||No||No||Garbage||kangalioo|
|Show||Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 25 2020||4.0.4||Yes||No||No||Garbage||Guy Seffer|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|44800||FL Studio: Attempting to minimize FL Studio shows a small label instead||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|44827||FL Studio: Soft locks when attempting to show the GUI of a "bit-bridged" 32-bit/64-bit VST plugin in an internal window||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|46055||FL Studio 20: Built-in file browser incorrectly shows image files alongside plugins in plugin database||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|50362||Fl Studio 20.8 crashes on startup||CLOSED||FIXED||View|