WINE 5.15 arrives with initial implementation of the XACT engine libraries

WINE 5.15 Two weeks after v5.14, and without modifying its calendar one iota, WineHQ has released a new version of its software that allows us to run Windows applications on Linux and other operating systems. What is available from yesterday Friday is WINE 5.15, we do not have to forget that it is a new development version and not an official and stable version. This week they have highlighted 5 new features, in addition to their usual "correction of various errors".

But that only highlight 5 + 1 news does not mean that they have not introduced changes. In fact, the interesting thing about the article, which you can access from this link And as always, it appears if we look below, where they detail 27 corrections and 275 changes, which is slightly less than the 302 of last week and much less than the more than 400 that have been introduced on other occasions. Below you have the list of most outstanding novelties that have arrived together with WINE 5.15.

WINE 5.15 highlights

  • Initial implementation of the XACT engine libraries.
  • Beginnings of a mathematical library in MSVCRT based on Musl.
  • Even more restructuring of the console support.
  • Direct Input performance improvements.
  • Exception handling fixes on x86-64.
  • Various bug fixes.

Interested users can now install WINE 5.14 from its source code, available in this y this other link, or from binaries that can be downloaded from here. In the link from where we can download the binaries there is also information to add the official project repository to receive this and other future updates as soon as they are ready for systems such as Ubuntu / Debian or Fedora, but also for Android and macOS.

The next development version will be WINE 5.16 and, if there are no surprises, something that seems impossible to happen on the WineHQ agenda, the next August 28. Among the improvements, it is expected that they will continue working on the two things that they have started this week, that is, on the implementation of the XACT engine libraries and on the math library in MSVCRT based on Musl, in addition to introducing hundreds of small changes such as it is usual.

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