Tras v7.8 and punctual like clockwork, the ones that can take a little longer to publish the news are us, WineHQ He launched yesterday May 20 WINE 7.9. This is a new development version that they release every two weeks, not a stable version in which to place all the confidence, but it is not always a bad idea to install one of these releases. It is true that they do not have the stable label, but they also fix many things, and one of them can greatly improve our user experience when using Windows programs on other platforms.
WineHQ says it has fixed 35 bugs, but has made a total of 321 changes. 321 falls within the average, but things would have changed a lot had it not been for Rémi Bernon, who has taken care of 83 of them. What is striking is that this week WineHQ has only highlighted two new features. Who knows, perhaps they lacked the desire to find something to highlight, but we can say that there are patches that will improve the experience of playing Windows titles on Linux under WINE.
Highlights of WINE 7.9
As we mentioned, the official featured list is very short and remains preliminary work for the macOS driver PE conversion and a number of fixes for test failures on Windows. To this we must add a third, the usual one, the one that only says “several error correction”.
WINE 7.9 available from this link. The part of the news that is not news is that, not to change, the second link provided does not 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 7.10 coming June 3. We don't know how many changes they will introduce in two weeks, but it should be a couple of hundred or more.