Software update: Wine 4.19

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A new Wine development build has been released with version number 4.19. Wine is an open source implementation of the Windows API and allows to run DOS and Windows programs on Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris and macOS. A large group of developers contribute to Wine and it has been decided to release a new so-called development version every two weeks instead of waiting for a number of new functions to be ready. A stable release is published a few times a year. The database with applications that work under Wine, with or without minor adjustments, contains 26,556 titles at the time of writing. Since version 4.15 the following changes and improvements have been made:

What’s new in release 4.19:

  • A number of additional VBScript features.
  • More stateblock support in WineD3D.
  • Some fixes for ARM64 support.
  • Various bug fixes.

What’s new in release 4.18:

  • Many new VBScript functions.
  • A number of cleanups and improvements in Quartz.
  • Fixes for several test failures.
  • Various bug fixes.

What’s new in release 4.17:

  • New version of the Mono engine with upstream fixes.
  • Support for DXTn compressed textures.
  • Initial version of the Windows Script runtime library.
  • Support for XRandR device change notifications.
  • Support for generating RSA keys.
  • Stubless proxies support on ARM64.
  • Various bug fixes.

What’s new in release 4.16:

  • More reliable mouse grabbing in games.
  • Better cross-compilation support in WineGCC.
  • Improved compatibility with Windows debuggers.
  • Various bug fixes.

Version number 4.19
Release status Unstable
Operating systems Linux, BSD, macOS, Solaris
Website Wine HQ
License type GPL
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