Wine 5.3 comes with full support for Unicode normalization and other enhancements

Wine 5.3

Just over a month ago, Alexandre Julliard and his team launched the fifth version of software that allows us to run Windows applications and programs on Linux. This week they have released a new maintenance version, more specifically a Wine 5.3 which has come mainly to correct errors. As we read in the release note, this Wine v5.3 has introduced 29 corrections, but also other changes that you can read in the previous link.

Regarding the most important news, the Wine development team has mentioned only 4: that they have done more work for the Ucrtbase runtime support, full support for Unicode normalization, Shell folder handling improvements and, the last one much more general, various bug fixes. In the total list, in addition to the 29 bug fixes, 350 small changes are also included.

Wine 5.3 includes more than 350 changes

The changes introduced in this version include patches coming from Valve's Proton project and software solutions such as IKEA Home Planner 2010, Lotus Approach, Neocron, Age of empires III Steam, Far Cry 2, ADExplorer, Proteus, Danganronpa V3, Resident Evil 2 1-Shot Demo, Logos Bible, Automobilista, Warhammer Online, Detroit: Become Human, Lotus Organizer 97, Arma Cold War Assault, AnyDesk, QQMusicAgent, Gothic II Night of the Raven and Far Cry 5.

Users interested in using Wine 5.3 should open a terminal and type the following commands, which will enable the 32-bit structure, add the keys to the system, add the repository, and install the software:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key
sudo apt-key add Release.key
sudo apt-add-repository https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get --download-only install winehq-devel
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-devel
sudo apt-get --download-only dist-upgrade

The Wine development team is releasing a new update every two weeks, so Wine 5.4 should arrive around March 13th. Wine 6.0 will be released as early as 2021.


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  1.   saturnine said

    This software has to be more complete. this is always downloaded in parts and installed in parts as well. that's a problem for users, if they don't fix that then they haven't done anything.

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