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Time for a brewed awakening with the Wine 6.8 release out now

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Wine, that glorious bit of tasty open source software has a new 6.8 development release now available.

For newer readers and Linux users here's a refresher - Wine is a compatibility layer built for operating systems like Linux, macOS and BSD. The idea is to allow other platforms to run games and applications only built and supported for Windows. It's also part of what makes up Steam Play Proton. Once a year or so, a new stable release is made.

Here's the highlights of what's new in this release:

  • Libraries installed into architecture-specific subdirectories.
  • Secur32 library converted to PE.
  • Support for Map object in JavaScript.
  • Various bug fixes.

Also of note are 35 bugs marked as solved. As per usual: some are bugs being fixed now, some were fixed a while ago and recently got noticed as actually being sorted. Some of the improved items include: Crysis Wars, The Sims Complete Collection, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, FIFA 11, Age of Empires II, Sacred Gold, Diablo 1, Star Citizen and more.

For the full bottle ingredients see the release notes.

Like a good bottle of wine - software and my puns improve with time. I never miss my winedow of opportunity. Please email all complaints to

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scaine 8 May
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Brewed Awakening? Bravo, sir. You've outdone yourself.
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