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Wine [6.4] Announcement

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The Wine development release 6.4 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
  - Support for the DTLS protocol.
  - Fontset support in DirectWrite.
  - Dialog for editing Access Control entries.
  - Theming support for a few more common controls.
  - Support for Korean Wansung encoding.
  - Various bug fixes.

The source is available from the following locations:

  https://dl.winehq.org/wine/source/6.x/wine-6.4.tar.xz
  http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/wine/source/6.x/wine-6.4.tar.xz

Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:

  https://www.winehq.org/download

You will find documentation on https://www.winehq.org/documentation

You can also get the current source directly from the git
repository. Check https://www.winehq.org/git for details.

Wine is available thanks to the work of many people. See the file
AUTHORS in the distribution for the complete list.

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Also: Wine 6.4 Released With DTLS Protocol Support, 38 Bug Fixes

Wine 6.4 Is Released

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    The popular Wine Windows-API re-implementation for running Windows software on non-Windows machines has had a severe lack of support for Korean Unified Hangul Code (UHC), also known as extended Wansung, encoding for too long. Wine finally gained support for the UHC codepage 20949 with the release of Wine 6.4 thanks to a valuable contribution from Sanghoon Park (박상훈).

    There's also new support for Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) in Wine 6.4. DTLS is not that widely used today due to problems like packet reordering and other issues DTLS has as a consequence of it being based on the UDP protocol. There are some use-cases, so it is quite nice that Wine is now properly able to handle Windows-applications using DTLS.

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    Not an emulator but a compatibility tool that translates Windows calls into language Linux can understand, Wine 6.4 is officially out now as the latest development release.

    For newer readers and Linux users here's a refresher - Wine is a compatibility layer built for operating systems like Linux, macOS and BSD. The idea is to allow other platforms to run games and applications only built and supported for Windows. It's also part of what makes up Steam Play Proton. Once a year or so, all the development is bundled into a stable release.

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  • Wine 6.4 Released with DTLS Protocol Support

    The Wine team announced the new development release Wine 6.4 with new features and various bug-fixes.

    Wine 6.4 added support for the DTLS protocol. Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) is a protocol designed to secure data over UDP and is used for applications such as media streaming, VOIP, and online gaming for communication.

    [...]

    The new release package will be available in next a few days for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and Ubuntu 20.10.

    Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard, or by searching for ‘terminal’ from system application menu. When it opens, run following steps one by one.

    Install Wine Development version via following commands will replace the latest stable Wine release package if installed.

Wine staging 6.4 release

  • Wine staging 6.4 release
    Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:
    https://www.winehq.org/download
    
    
    Summary since last release
    * Rebased to current wine 6.4 (686 patches are applied to wine vanilla)
    
    Upstreamed (Either directly from staging or fixed with a similar patch).
    * kernel32: Implement K32GetMappedFileName.
    * wow64cpu: Add stub dll.
    * ntdll: Add a stub implementation of Wow64Transition.
    * aclui: Add basic ACE viewer.
    * ntdll: Implement RtlQueryRegistryValuesEx
    * setupapi/tests: Add more tests for SPFILENOTIFY_FILEINCABINET handler.
    * setupapi: Fix CabinetName passed to SPFILENOTIFY_CABINETINFO handler.
    * setupapi/tests: Add tests for cabinet name passed to 
    SPFILENOTIFY_FILEEXTRACTED.
    * setupapi: Fix parameters of SPFILENOTIFY_FILEINCABINET handler.
    * ddraw: Create rendering targets in video memory if possible.
    
    Added:
    * [50624] Waves Central 12.0.5 fails to start.
    
    Updated:
    * ntdll-NtAlertThreadByThreadId
    * ntdll-Junction_Points
    
    Where can you help
    * Run Steam/Battle.net/GOG/UPlay/Epic
    * Test your favorite game.
    * Test your favorite applications.
    * Improve staging patches and get them accepted upstream.
    
    As always, if you find a bug, please report it via
    https://bugs.winehq.org
    
    Best Regards
      Alistair.
    
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    Building off Friday's release of Wine 6.4 is now Wine-Staging 6.4 with an extra 686 patches atop this code-base for allowing Windows games and applications to run on Linux.

    Wine-Staging 6.4 comes in at 686 patches in size, which is slightly fewer than the prior bi-weekly release candidate. Wine-Staging 6.4 upstreamed its WOW64CPU DLL stub, a basic ACE viewer added with ACLUI, NTDLL additions, K32GetMappedFileName support in Kernel32m and SETUPAPI fixes were all now accepted in mainline.

How to Install Wine on Ubuntu to Run Windows Software

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    When Windows users start using Linux, the major problem that they face is the unavailability of certain software. But with the help of a compatibility layer like Wine, you can use Windows applications on Linux easily.

    In this article, we are going to talk about what Wine is and how you can install it on your Ubuntu system.

    [...]

    Wine (originally an acronym of Wine Is Not an Emulator) supports Windows software and applications. The development of Wine has completely transformed gaming for Linux users. Similar compatibility layers such as Proton and CrossOver have also been developed to allow users to take full advantage of their Linux systems.

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