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Release of Wine 5.12

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  • Wine Announcement
    The Wine development release 5.12 is now available.
    
    What's new in this release (see below for details):
      - NTDLL converted to PE format.
      - Support for the WebSocket API.
      - Improved RawInput support.
      - Vulkan spec update.
      - Various bug fixes.
    
  • Wine 5.12 is out - better RawInput and WebSocket API support

    The Wine compatibility layer continues progressing, with the latest development release Wine 5.12 out now.

    What is Wine, apart from a tasty liquid that you should drink responsibly? It would be a bit weird if we were covering the world of fermented grapes—we are in fact talking about software. A quick reminder for the newer Linux user: it's a 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.

  • Wine 5.12 Brings WebSocket API Support, Better RawInput Handling

    Wine 5.12 is out for the US Holiday weekend testing.

    Wine 5.12 brings NTDLL now converted to PE format, support for the WebSocket API, improved RawInput support, updated Vulkan specification compliance, and around 48 known bug fixes. The bug fixes for this bi-weekly release help out software ranging from Battle.net to Adobe Photoshop to multiple games.

Wine-Staging 5.12 Comes In Much Lighter With Many Patches...

  • Wine-Staging 5.12 Comes In Much Lighter With Many Patches Upstreamed

    Wine-Staging at one point was traditionally 800+ testing/experimental patches on top of the upstream Wine code-base, even as recently as March when it was 850+ patches. Thanks to more work being upstreamed, last month it hit just over 700 patches and now with today's release of Wine-Staging 5.12 it represents a delta of just 665 patches.

    With Friday's release of Wine 5.12 upstreamed out of staging were many patches relating to Direct Manipulation, NTDLL, Wine Server, include files, and other bits. Thanks to that this is one of the smallest patch sets to staging in recent memory.

How to Install Wine 5.12 in Ubuntu 20.04 / Linux Mint 20

  • How to Install Wine 5.12 in Ubuntu 20.04 / Linux Mint 20

    Wine 5.12 was released a day ago as the latest development release of the compatibility layer allows to run Windows apps on Linux and Mac OS. The official apt repository has made the packages for all current Ubuntu releases.

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