Wine releases 6.10 – 6.17 Runs Windows applications on Linux

Wine releases 6.10 - 6.17 Runs Windows applications on Linux

Wine 6.10-6.17

Wine 6.10-6.17

Version: 6.10, 6.11, 6.12, 6.13, 6.14, 6.15, 6.16, 6.17
Date of release: September 10, 2021
Previous release: 6.9 from 21 May 2021 (press release)

Since the release of our last press release about Wine, there have already been 7 new releases – Wine 6.10-6.17. Let’s take a look at some of the changes in new releases.

Wine is a collection of utilities and libraries designed to run Windows applications inside Linux. Wine is an acronym for Wine Is Not an Emulator. Wine is not an emulator. Instead of emulating Windows, Wine translates system calls for Windows programs into native Linux system calls. Wine components are used in various gaming platforms, such as Steam for Linux.

What’s new in Wine 6.10 – 6.17

  • The graphical utility WineCfg, which is used to configure Wine, has been converted to PE (Portable Executable) format.
  • WinSock library (WS2_32) converted to PE format.
  • Improved HiDPI support in built-in applications.
  • Improved support for themes for HiDPI screens.
  • Fixed issues with skin support for scrollbars.
  • Added two new skins “Blue” and “Classic Blue”.
  • Initial implementation of NSI (Network Store Interface).
  • Added modules for converting 32-bit calls to 64-bit to the Wow64 (Windows-on-Windows 64-bit) library.
  • Improved debugging support in Wow64 mode.
  • Maintain performance data in the registry.
  • Improved floating point handling for the C runtime.
  • The WineDump utility has improved source code viewing.
  • Mono engine has been updated to version 6.3.0.

Errors and shortcomings have been fixed for a number of programs and games: Architect 6.5, Imperiums: Greek Wars, PDF Eraser, Sumatra PDF 3.1.1, RootsMagic 3.2.x, Internet Explorer 4, Microsoft Return of Arcade Anniversary Edition, Kingsoft Office 2012, Hitman (2016), Star Citizen, File Encryption 2.1, Excel 2007, Windows Double Explorer, Google-Earth, Civilization 4, Metal Gear Solid V, Autodesk 3ds Max 9 (32-bit), Grand Theft Auto V, CDBurnerXP, Far Cry 4, Sims 4, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

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