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Wine 8.6 out now with bundled Musl math library

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After another ~2 weeks, the latest development release is out for the Windows translation layer with Wine 8.6. Part of what makes Steam Play Proton run some of the most popular games around! This is the usual fortnightly release with the latest work, and then once a year they put up a new stable release that will be Wine 9.0.

Here's the highlights of Wine 8.6:

  • Bundled math library from Musl libc.
  • Gecko engine updated to version 2.47.4.
  • Improved spool file support in the PostScript driver.
  • Various bug fixes.

Bug fixes are also included for Chromium sandbox, Team Fortress Arcade & Pixel Force: Left 4 Dead, Inquisitor, DiRT Rally 2.0, Matrix Awakens MegaCity Unreal Engine 5.1 demo, Hogwarts Legacy, Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 and more.

Want help managing Wine on Linux? You can try Bottles, Lutris and the Heroic Launcher.

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scaine Apr 15
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Curious why Proton is still on Wine 7. Was there a fundamental change in Wine 8 that have kept them back from using it?
Klaas Apr 15
Quoting: scaineWas there a fundamental change in Wine 8 that have kept them back from using it?
Maybe due to
Grogan Apr 16
It's somewhat similar to distros that patch the same kernel for their entire life cycles (years in the case of "enterprise" distros)

It's more about the patch sets.

You should see the commits that have to be reverted to apply proton patch sets to upstream wine (not only to apply patches, but some of the patches supersede changes). It's not easy to rebase.
14 Apr 22
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Hogwarts Legacy, huh. My PS5 has not been seeing action for a couple months. Partly to blame are all the games that will run well enough on my Linux desktop. Elden Ring and Hogwarts Legacy are two games that I am so far unwilling to risk relying on Proton, however my resilience is slowly eroding I think. My PS5 friends don't play games with me anymore, so it's just for single-player games, which already are secondary to co-op games in my preference. The thought of selling my PS5 for more PC money has been coming to mind lately. It was difficult to obtain though....
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