Wine-Staging 5.5 Released With 850+ Patches Atop Wine
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 29 March 2020 at 12:05 AM EDT. 6 Comments
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Following Friday's release of Wine 5.5, Wine-Staging 5.5 is now available as the experimental blend of Wine with some 850+ patches atop the upstream code-base with various features in testing.

New to Wine-Staging 5.5 is proper handling of long path/file names (greater than 128 characters) that affected some games like Magic: The Gathering Online. Wine-Staging 5.5 also has a fix for Winemenubuilder in properly respecting existing defaults for file-type associations, which stems from a bug report four years ago when Notepad became the default TXT file handler for a user.

While Wine-Staging 5.5 doesn't have too much in the way of new patches, there are a number of updated staging patches around WineD3D, DirectDraw, and other bits.

More details on the Wine-Staging 5.5 release via WineHQ.org.
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