Wine is the compatibility layer that allows you to run games and applications developed for Windows - on Linux (plus also macOS and BSD). A new biweekly development release is out now with Wine 7.9. It's a major part of what makes up Steam Play Proton and enables a ton of games to work on the Steam Deck. Once a year or so, a new stable release is made.
- Preliminary work towards PE conversion of macOS driver.
- A number of fixes for test failures on Windows.
- Various bug fixes.
With this release 35 bugs were listed as solved like issues for: Stellaris launcher, Cxbx Reloaded, Lego Rock Raiders and various other miscellaneous issues affecting all sorts.
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