Two weeks after the previous version and continuing with its roadmap, the most popular Windows application "no emulation" software project has released WINE 5.9. As they tend to do for a while where they are also releasing a new version every two weeks, the developer team has only highlighted a few new features as major changes, but later in your informative note they mention much more.
In total, WineHQ says they have fixed 28 bugs, but have introduced up to 337 changes. Most of them are signed by Alexandre Julliard, with 54, followed closely by the 49 introduced by Zebediah Figura, the poleman of two weeks ago. Among the notable enhancements, they mention significant progress in the WineD3D Vulkan backend. The rest of the outstanding news that they mention, only 4 plus the one that speaks of various corrections, you have them after the cut.
WINE 5.9 highlights
- Great progress on the WineD3D Vulkan backend.
- Initial support for dividing dlls into PE and Unix parts.
- Support for generating PDB files when building PE dlls.
- Timestamp updates on shared kernel user data.
- Various bug fixes.
Interested users can now install WINE 5.9 from its source code, available in this y this other link, or from binaries that can be downloaded from here!. In the last link 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 like Ubuntu / Debian or Fedora, but also for Android and macOS.
Yes, as before, there are no surprises, the next version will be WINE 5.10. The next Friday June 6 and among its novelties, it is expected that they will continue to improve the WineD3D Vulkan backend and the support for dividing dlls into PE and Unix parts.