WINE 7.8 arrives supporting WoW64 in the sound drivers and about 500 changes

WINE 7.8

Like every two weeks in this phase, WineHQ He launched yesterday Friday May 6 WINE 7.8. It is a new development version, the kind that can be installed and used on any Linux distribution (and other systems), but not a stable one that can be trusted to be bug-free. Still, it may be worth installing them, as many small tweaks are added in each biweekly release, and a Windows program is likely to start working at any moment.

In total, this week 37 bugs have been corrected, but they have introduced 469 changes. It's not the 600+ we saw in the record weeks where Eric Pouech handled close to 200, but it's certainly above the 200-400 average. WineHQ has highlighted just three of these changes, plus the fourth that mentions various corrections.

News that WineHQ highlights from WINE 7.8

WineHQ highlights from WINE 7.8 that the X11 and OSS drivers have been converted to PE, which has been added WoW64 support in sound drivers and number formatting using the new local database. As we have already advanced, the fourth bug is "various bug fixes", although at this point they should mention hundreds, and not several.

WINE 7.8 which has arrived two weeks after the earlier versionavailable from  this link. At this point we usually talk about how they usually post another link, but it never works and we don't understand why or why they keep adding that second link if it doesn't work. In the download page there is information on how to install this and other versions on operating systems such as Debian and Ubuntu, but it can also be installed on Android and macOS.

The next version will be a WINE 7.9 coming on May 20. We don't know how many changes they will introduce in two weeks, but if we say more than 100 and less than 1000 we are betting on insurance.


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