Wine-Staging 8.8 Down To Less Than 500 Patches Atop Wine

Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 15 May 2023 at 05:48 AM EDT. 9 Comments
Building off Friday's release of Wine 8.8 is the Wine-Staging experimental/testing blend that carries hundreds of extra patches atop this open-source software for leveraging Windows games and applications on Linux and other operating systems.

Wine-Staging 8.8 isn't notable for any new additions this bi-weekly cycle but rather for more work having been upstreamed into Wine proper and now the carried patch count is below the 500 count threshold.

Wine 8.8 upstream picked up a number of previously-staged patches around NTDLL, Winemenubuilder, and other code. With those more than a dozen patches taken care of upstream, the patch count is down below 500. As of Wine-Staging 8.8, it's currently at 494 patches over vanilla Wine.

The full list of patches that were upstreamed can be found via the Wine-Staging 8.8 release announcement.
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