WINE 8.0 released

Post Syndicated from corbet original https://lwn.net/Articles/921078/

Version 8.0 of the WINE
Windows compatibility layer has been released. The headline feature
appears to be the conversion to PE (“portable executable”) modules:

After 4 years of work, the PE conversion is finally complete: all
modules can be built in PE format. This is an important milestone
on the road to supporting various features such as copy protection,
32-bit applications on 64-bit hosts, Windows debuggers, x86
applications on ARM, etc.

Other changes include WoW64 support (allowing 32-bit modules to call into
64-bit libraries), Print Processor support, improved Direct3D support, and
more.