Wine-Staging 1.7.53 Has Experimental Fix For Steam, Other Additions
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 21 October 2015 at 07:28 PM EDT. 3 Comments
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Following last week's release of Wine 1.7.53 as the newest bi-weekly development release, Wine-Staging 1.7.53 is available for the more ambitious users needing to run their Windows programs on Linux.

Wine-Staging 1.7.53 builds off upstream Wine 1.7.53 while continuing to carry its many experimental patches that aren't yet ready to be merged to mainline. With Wine-Staging 1.7.53, one big addition is better Steam support in terms of now enabling support for the Steam client's "Community" tab. This tab wasn't working in recent versions due to relying upon an embedded Chromium instance for rendering. However, Chromium on Windows modifites some NTDLL functions for its security sandbox and that was causing issues with Wine's implementation. In today's staging update, there is an experimental fix.

Wine-Staging 1.7.53 also has a few other experimental features/fixes. More details over at Wine-Staging.com.
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