Software Update: Wine 7.8

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A new development build of Wine has been released with version number 7.8. Wine is an open source implementation of the Windows API and allows you 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 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 28,509 titles at the time of writing. The following changes and improvements have been made in this release:

What’s new in this release:

  • X11 and OSS drivers converted to PE.
  • WoW64 support in the sound drivers.
  • Number formatting using the new local database.

Bugs fixed in 7.8 (total 37):

  • 18635: Adobe Lightroom 2.3: Menu bar is hidden
  • 43208: Assassin’s Creed IV – Black Flag Hangs tightly
  • 43995: Uplay – Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag won’t start
  • 45388: user32:edit fails on Traditional Chinese and Korean locales
  • 48045: comdlg32:filedlg crashes or times out randomly
  • 48048: urlmon:protocol – The ftp test fails on Vista to Windows 8
  • 51181: d3d10core:d3d10core fails systematically on AMD GPUs
  • 51407: kernel32:time, msvcrt:time and shlwapi:ordinal fail in Wine because Hindi is Unicode-only
  • 51460: oleaut32:vartest has a todo because Wine uses an outdated currency symbol for Swiss Francs
  • 51619: advapi32:registry fails in Wine because French & German timezone name translations are too long
  • 52079: oleacc:main crashes randomly on Windows 10 1709+
  • 52149: user32:dialog fails in test_DialogBoxParam() on current Windows 10 21H1
  • 52362: Powershell Core 7 installer hangs forever on Chinese locale (LC_ALL=zh_CN.UTF-8)
  • 52554: Serbian locale mapping cause crash on multiple installshield wizards
  • 52559: kernel32:resource times out since 2021-12-29 at two win10 testbot systems.
  • 52684: Command and Conquer Generals (and C&C Zero Hour) have no ground textures
  • 52704: FreeHand 9 demo: invalid handle exception (0xc0000008) when attaching uxtheme.dll
  • 52743: cannot write to _fdopen’ed stdout when running in docker
  • 52771: Wine console creation breaks comctl32:button, dinput:keyboard, user32:dialog, user32:input, user32:monitor and user32:win
  • 52828: Incorrect instruments in MIDI playback over ALSA
  • 52845: Recent versions of chromium have broken sandbox again
  • 52847: GetACP() returns CP_UTF8 on some debian VM
  • 52856: kernel32:process fails when Wine has no Unix terminal
  • 52857: msvcp140:msvcp140 fails in Windows 8.1 on the cw-rx460 machine
  • 52858: kernel32:file fails in Windows 8.1 on the cw-rx460 machine
  • 52861: kernel32:locale fails on Windows 10 1709
  • 52864: has a refcount failure on all Windows 10 versions
  • 52865: has a Windows 10 1507-specific failure
  • 52866: vbscript:run fails in Wine in Arabic and Hebrew
  • 52867: Multiple applications crash because of ResolveLocaleName stub (dnSpy, dotnet-sdk-5.0.100-win-x64, Metatogger 7.2)
  • 52869: kernel32:locale – test_CompareStringA() fails on Windows with a UTF-8 code page
  • 52871: oleaut32:vartest has failures in Wine in the Arabic and Hebrew locales
  • 52887: Get-Computerinfo from NoPowershell crashes
  • 52904: kernel32:locale breaks oleaut32:varformat on Wine in the French locale
  • 52922: The Evil Within crashes before entering the main menu using Vulkan renderer
  • 52924: Guilty Gear XX #Reload: black screen since wine 5.0
  • 52953: GuiPy crashes on unimplemented function xmllite.dll.CreateXmlReaderInputWithEncodingCodePage

Version number 7.8
Release status unstable
Operating systems Linux, BSD, macOS, Solaris
Website Wine HQ
License type GPL
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