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Wine 7.18 rolls out with Unicode 15 support

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Wine, the translation layer that allows you to run applications and games designed for Windows on Linux has a new development release up with Wine 7.18. This is the tech that forms part of Steam Play Proton! Once a year or so, a new stable release is made but the development versions are usually fine to use.

Here's what's new in Wine 7.18:

  • Character tables updated to Unicode 15.0.0.
  • Wow64 support in the macOS driver.
  • Async reader fixes in GStreamer support.
  • Various bug fixes.

20 bugs were marked as solved as of this release announcement including issues fixed for: KeePassXC, Resident Evil 7, Bloomberg Terminal, Hotel Giant 2, Gas Guzzlers Combat Carnage, Clip Studio Paint, Cube World, Intel ACAT and more.

Be sure to try out Bottles, a great app for managing various apps / games installed via Wine.

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beko Sep 26, 2022
I really wondered why someone would run KeePassXC via Wine when there is a native version but I guess it makes sense if it's used in combination with a Windows program in the same environment|bottle 🤔
mrdeathjr Sep 26, 2022
This wine version solve problem with recursive directory navigation on 7-zip in my case

in before versions crash in some deeply directories

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