Wine 9.3 Brings New HID Pointer Driver & Better Internet Proxy Support

Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 23 February 2024 at 07:02 PM EST. Add A Comment
Wine 9.3 is out this Friday as the newest bi-weekly development release of this open-source software for enjoying Windows games and apps on Linux.

While still early in the new Wine 9.x development cycle that will culminate with the Wine 10.0 stable release in early 2025, there is already some feature work queuing for this new cycle. Wine 9.3 improves its Internet proxy support, rolls out a new HID pointer device driver, updates the timezone database, more exception fixes on ARM platforms, and various bug fixes.

In total there are 23 known bug fixes in Wine 9.3 that help out software like Free download Manager, Happy Foto Designer, Solidworks, Autodesk Fusion 360, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, and other games and apps.

The new HID pointer device driver is mouhid.sys and for now only matches with digitizer devices. The intent with this new driver is to make testing possible with the virtual device on Wine while ultimately will be useful for HIDRAW pointing devices and more with Wine. This new driver may end up being extended as well for mouse devices too.

Downloads and more details on the Wine 9.3 release via
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