Software update: Wine 7.18

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A new development build of Wine has been released with version number 7.18. Wine is an open source implementation of the Windows API and allows running 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 features to be ready. A stable edition is published a few times a year. The database with applications that work under Wine, with or without the help of minor adjustments, contains 28,648 titles at the time of writing, which is 22 more than last week. The following changes and improvements have been made in this release:

What’s new in this release:

  • Character tables updated to Unicode 15.0.0.
  • Wow64 support in the macOS driver.
  • Async reader fixes in GStreamer support.

Bugs fixed in 7.18 (total 20):

  • #31157: Multiple applications (FileMaker Pro 12-19, MyDiff) crash when trying to create/open sample solution (‘ImmAssociateContext’ should only generate ‘WM_IME_SETCONTEXT’ if window has focus)
  • #35478: Multiple applications and games need dsdmo.dll (DirectSound Effects)
  • #36312: valgrind shows a couple possible leaks in oledb32/tests/marshal.c
  • #36944: Hotel Giant 2 crashes frequently
  • #42751: Multiple applications crash on unimplemented function msvcr{100,110}.dll.?_Schedule@_StructuredTaskCollection@details@Concurrency@@QAEXPAV_UnrealizedChore@23@@Z (Gas Guzzlers Combat Carnage, Clip Studio Paint, Cube World, Intel ACAT)
  • #44314: Adobe FrameMaker 8: Installer aborts with the error “The wizard was interrupted…”
  • #48487: MSYS based Git 2.25 installer reports ‘could not decode hex
  • #48600: Bloomberg Terminal needs unimplemented function dbghelp.dll.SymSrvGetFileIndexInfo
  • #51404: Resident Evil 7 objects rendered with glitches (Vulkan renderer)
  • #52677: REVELPROG_IS crashes on unimplemented function winusb.dll.WinUsb_Free
  • #53430: urlmon:url fails due to unexpected redirection
  • #53458: windows.media.speech:speech – The 64-bit test_Recognition() gets unexpected ref count on Windows after ISpeechContinuousRecognitionSession_Release()
  • #53570: Visual C++ 2015-2019 crashes on launch
  • #53577: d3d9:device – test_scissor_size() fails on Windows 8+
  • #53578: msvfw32:mciwnd – test_MCIWndCreate() fails in Wine
  • #53609: Segmentation fault when starting Dosbox.exe in virtual desktop mode
  • #53614: KeePassXC crashes on unimplemented function msvcp140.dll.?ReportUnhandledError@_ExceptionHolder@details@Concurrency@@AEAAXXZ
  • #53626: Wine crash due to long filename when saving file in Framemaker
  • #53703: Wine crashes when setting a long window title.
  • #53706: NtDeviceIoControlFile() is quite slow when called with and invalid handle

Version number 7.18
Release status Unstable
Operating systems Linux, BSD, macOS, Solaris
Website WineHQ
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License type GPL
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