Alexandre Julliard of CodeWeavers today announced the Wine 5.9 development release, which sounds quite an exciting one. With the Wine team keeping up their regular biweekly release schedule, the amount that goes in is pretty damn impressive for this open source compatibility layer.
While we already have the external DXVK project for translating Direct3D 9/10/11 to Vulkan, which is working out really well so far, the main Wine team are pursuing their own way and this release has "major" progress on that for the WineD3D backend. No need for sour grapes about it though, perhaps the rivalry between the competing methods will be good for both and we as users end up with a tastier drink.
- Initial support for splitting dlls into PE and Unix parts.
- Support for generating PDB files when building PE dlls.
- Timestamp updates in the Kernel User Shared Data.
They also noted 28 bugs fixed. Some fixed recently, some fixed a while ago that had someone go back and check on it. Some of the titles seeing improvements are: Deus Ex GOTY, Hearts of Iron IV, NVIDIA RTX Voice installer, both of the newer Hitman titles, Good Company, Grand Theft Auto V and more.
See the full announcement here.