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Wine 5.11 is out with more NTDLL work, NetIO kernel driver started

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The Wine team have today announced another of their biweekly Wine development releases with Wine 5.11 out now.

What is Wine? A quick reminder for the newer Linux user: it's a compatibility layer that allows the running of Windows-only applications and games on Linux and other operating systems. It's one of the driving forces behind Steam Play Proton.

Highlights from the Wine 5.11 release include:

  • Wine Mono engine updated to 5.1.0, with WpfGfx library support.
  • More work on the separate Unix library for NTDLL.
  • Beginnings of a NetIO kernel driver implementation.
  • Initial support for the Print Ticket API.
  • Removal of the obsolete 32-bit PowerPC architecture.

As for bug fixes this time they noted 57 solved. Some are old bugs getting ticked off the list after re-testing and some quite recently fixed. These include improvements for: Supreme Commander, Age of empires II HD, multiple issues solved for League of Legends, Battle.Net, some game crashing regressions from Wine 5.7 were improved, Star Trek Armada, Grand Theft Auto III and quite a few more.

See the release notes for Wine 5.11 here.

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10 comments

Whitewolfe80 Jun 19, 2020
Ah god star trek armada the game was not great but the babylon 5 total conversion mod made that game amazing
elmapul Jun 19, 2020
"Removal of the obsolete 32-bit PowerPC architecture."
lol, hard to believe that it was still there
legluondunet Jun 19, 2020
I reported this bug in 2012 and it is finally resolved:
35215 Age of empires II HD Steam version: no video at start
https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=35215
mrdeathjr Jun 19, 2020
LAA patch still broken with this wine version






Last edited by mrdeathjr on 19 June 2020 at 10:11 pm UTC
Schattenspiegel Jun 19, 2020
Can confirm: wine out. Bottle empty.
Dunc Jun 20, 2020
Quoting: elmapul"Removal of the obsolete 32-bit PowerPC architecture."
lol, hard to believe that it was still there
Although I usually find the removal of whole architectures kind of sad, even I have to admit to wondering what it was doing in there in the first place. Apparently there was a release of NT 4.0 for PowerPC, but how many people ever used it? According to that article, “The number of software titles which will run in 32-bit PowerPC native is less than 5 from what I’m seeing online.”

(That said, I now have a desperate hankering for a PReP board. I've never actually wanted to run Windows before in my life. But PowerPC Windows... that's kind of cool. )
elmapul Jun 20, 2020
Quoting: Dunc
Quoting: elmapul"Removal of the obsolete 32-bit PowerPC architecture."
lol, hard to believe that it was still there
Although I usually find the removal of whole architectures kind of sad, even I have to admit to wondering what it was doing in there in the first place. Apparently there was a release of NT 4.0 for PowerPC, but how many people ever used it? According to that article, “The number of software titles which will run in 32-bit PowerPC native is less than 5 from what I’m seeing online.”

(That said, I now have a desperate hankering for a PReP board. I've never actually wanted to run Windows before in my life. But PowerPC Windows... that's kind of cool. )

i think it reffers to run wine on powerpc, not po...
wait, there was an windows for power pc...
https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/PowerPC

hell...
roidal Jun 20, 2020
QuoteMore work on the separate Unix library for NTDLL.
Does anyone know where to get more informations about that?
slaapliedje Jun 20, 2020
Quoting: elmapul
Quoting: Dunc
Quoting: elmapul"Removal of the obsolete 32-bit PowerPC architecture."
lol, hard to believe that it was still there
Although I usually find the removal of whole architectures kind of sad, even I have to admit to wondering what it was doing in there in the first place. Apparently there was a release of NT 4.0 for PowerPC, but how many people ever used it? According to that article, “The number of software titles which will run in 32-bit PowerPC native is less than 5 from what I’m seeing online.”

(That said, I now have a desperate hankering for a PReP board. I've never actually wanted to run Windows before in my life. But PowerPC Windows... that's kind of cool. )

i think it reffers to run wine on powerpc, not po...
wait, there was an windows for power pc...
https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/PowerPC

hell...
I have some PPC hardware, would be interesting to see it work there. Though something tells me it won't just work on say a Powerbook...
slapin Jun 22, 2020
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Wine is not an emulator, so the architecture it runs on = "emulated" architecture. So you have to run Wine on 32-bit PowerPC to run 32-bit PowerPC apps. The architecture itself is live and thriving in embedded sector, but has nothing to do with windows. Evan though it would be nice to run PowerPC apps for NT, it is hard to find machine to run Wine on. Maybe some oldie PowerMacs off ebay can do this.
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