Wine 8.8 Released - Starts Working On ARM64EC Module Support

Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 12 May 2023 at 06:11 PM EDT. Add A Comment
Wine 8.8 is out as another bi-weekly development release of this open-source software for running Windows games and applications on Linux, Chrome OS, and other platforms.

The official release highlights for Wine 8.8 include:
- More work towards full PE support in the PostScript driver.
- Initial support for loading ARM64EC modules.
- More work on IME restructuration.
- Various bug fixes.

Continued Portable Executable (PE) work is important and nice to see. Most exciting with Wine 8.8 is the start of support for loading ARM64EC modules. ARM64EC is the new ABI with Windows 11 on Arm for "Emulation Compatible" that allow constructing new native apps or for incrementally transitioning x86 64-bit (x64) software to Arm.

Microsoft graphic on ARM64EC

More details on the ARM64EC ABI via the Microsoft documentation.

There are also 18 known bug fixes with Wine 8.8. Downloads and more details at
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