Wine 1.7.23 Has Initial Support For 64-bit Android Builds
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 25 July 2014 at 12:56 PM EDT. 8 Comments
The latest bi-weekly development release of Wine has some semi-interesting features in store for those habitually updating their Wine installs for running Windows programs on Linux.

Wine 1.7.23 features:
- Better support for files drag & drop.
- Improvements to the HTTP cookie management.
- Initial support for 64-bit Android builds.
- Fixes to crypto certificates management.
- Various bug fixes.

The previous Wine 1.7.22 also worked on Internet cookie improvements. The better support for files drag and drop should be noticeable to end-users. The initial support for 64-bit Android builds is also interesting, albeit the Wine on Android support is still maturing and regardless of 32/64-bit still has some ways to go before it will be really useful to Android end-users.

There's 42 noted bug-fixes in Wine 1.7.23 and you can learn more about this latest Wine 1.8 pre-release via WineHQ.org.
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