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Wine 6.3

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The Wine development release 6.3 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
  - Better debugger support in the NT syscall interface.
  - WineGStreamer library converted to PE.
  - Still more WinRT support in WIDL.
  - Optional support for build IDs.
  - Various bug fixes.

The source is available from the following locations:

  https://dl.winehq.org/wine/source/6.x/wine-6.3.tar.xz
  http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/wine/source/6.x/wine-6.3.tar.xz

Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:

  https://www.winehq.org/download

You will find documentation on https://www.winehq.org/documentation

You can also get the current source directly from the git
repository. Check https://www.winehq.org/git for details.

Wine is available thanks to the work of many people. See the file
AUTHORS in the distribution for the complete list.

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