Wine-Staging 5.19 Adds Windows.Networking.Connectivity

Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 10 October 2020 at 03:48 AM EDT. 7 Comments
Following yesterday's release of Wine 5.19, the developers responsible for the Wine-Staging have issued their corresponding update for this codebase that adds 600+ patches currently undergoing testing.

Wine-Staging 5.19 is a bit lighter in that a few patches were upstreamed but a number of patches were also updated to jive with the Wine 5.19 code-base. Adjustments to Wine-Staging were needed for NTDLL, XACTEngine, and other bits.

The sole new functionality introduced in Wine-Staging 5.19 is adding a basic implementation of the Windows.Networking.Connectivity DLL.

Windows.Networking.Connectivity is used for obtaining connection profiles on established network connections. This interface can be used for finding out if on a data plan limited cellular Internet connection but also general network information.

Work on implementing Windows.Networking.Connectivity was started due to this bug since January 2019 over Just Cause 4 crashing on startup. The Just Cause 4 action-adventure game from 2018 is at least one game needing this library.

The latest Wine and Wine-Staging binaries are available from
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