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Quench that weekend thirst with the release of Wine 5.14

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The Wine team today announced the released of Wine 5.14, the next development release on the long road to Wine 6.0.

If you're curious on what Wine is: it's the constantly improving 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. Helping you to get whatever you need done on Linux, or perhaps so you don't have to give up that favourite game.

The short highlights of Wine 5.14 include:

  • More restructuration of the console support.
  • Initial version of the Webdings font.
  • Beginnings of PE conversion of the MSVCRT libraries.

On the subject of bug fixes, they only checked off 26 this time. Some freshly fixed, some sorted a while ago. These bug fixes include issues solved for Battle.net, Oblivion, Godot Engine, Diablo III, StarCraft: Brood War and more. It's quite amusing to see Webdings make it in, considering it's been around since the 90s.

You can find the full announcement here.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Does this put us any closer to a Proton update? Proton 5.14 for example?
Nasra 1 Aug
Oh, for me Quench is that : https://youtu.be/Xa_iOGzoY9A
:D
mphuZ 1 Aug
Quoting: gradyvuckovicDoes this put us any closer to a Proton update? Proton 5.14 for example?
I hope very soon. The new major version of Proton has never been so delayed (14 versions have already passed)...
Adutchman 2 Aug
Why is Godot getting more support? Isn't it already on Linux?
Liam Dawe 2 Aug
Quoting: AdutchmanWhy is Godot getting more support? Isn't it already on Linux?
Godot is well supported on Linux. The point of Wine though, is to eventually be able to run everything. Even stuff already on Linux, as it can help fix bugs elsewhere.
jens 2 Aug
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Quoting: mphuZ
Quoting: gradyvuckovicDoes this put us any closer to a Proton update? Proton 5.14 for example?
I hope very soon. The new major version of Proton has never been so delayed (14 versions have already passed)...

I don’t know what Valves plans are, though I wouldn’t be surprised if the next rebase happens with Wine 6.0, which I think should arrive in December or January. As far as I know Wine currently sees a lot of restructuring and some long term development (PE move, media foundation, may be anti cheat). May be it is wise for Valve to continue with cherry picking until all these things are settled down. And to be fair, Proton 5.0 still does a pretty good job and it’s not that long until the end of the year.
Solarwing 2 Aug
Wine?It could be nice for me.Today is a good day to have a "barrel" of wine.
When the smoke arises from my PC because of wine then I have solved a mystery. It means that my PC runs on smoke not on electric current! An old joke, eh? But I really mean that wine team does a good job. Hopefully it bears a good fruit so to speak in the future Still I'm a bit worried about Valve's future because of that stupid US conference meeting about Valve's game monopoly status. Hopefully I'm worried about nothing...
Wine Staging has a Patreon now btw.
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