The Wine compatibility layer continues progressing, with the latest development release Wine 5.12 out now.
What is Wine, apart from a tasty liquid that you should drink responsibly? It would be a bit weird if we were covering the world of fermented grapes—we are in fact talking about software. 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.
Here's the highlights of what's new in Wine 5.12:
- NTDLL converted to PE format.
- Support for the WebSocket API.
- Improved RawInput support.
- Vulkan spec update.
As for the bug fixing that happens with each release, they noted 48 solved in the announcement. Some old that saw a re-test and some more recent. These include issues squashed for: Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Grim Dawn, Generation Zero: FNIX Rising, Divinity: Original Sin 2, Path of Exile, StarCitizen, Riot Vanguard, Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation, League of Legends, Battle.net, Dirt Rally 2.0 and more.
See the Wine 5.12 release notes here.