WineHQ continues to deliver with Swiss precision with its releases. This Friday it re-launched a development version, more specifically a WINE 5.13 that among its most outstanding novelties includes a correction. And why is a single correction one of the most prominent developments? Well, because it is a bug that has been present in the software for approximately 15 years, there is nothing. To give you an idea of how old such a bug is in the Linux world, Ubuntu, one of the most popular distributions, released its first version just a year earlier.
Like every two weeks, the project posted detailed information about this release, among which we have all the changes they have made. In this sense, 22 bugs have been corrected, but they have introduced a total of 407 changes from the previous version. Although there are developers who have contributed to many of them, the work of Alexandre Julliard stands out, who has been responsible for 89. What you have below is the small list that WineHQ considers the most important that has come along with WINE 5.13.
WINE 5.13 highlights
- Reassignment of INI files to the registry. This is the ruling that has been around for about 15 years.
- Thunks calling system in NTDLL.
- Reimplementation of printing floating point numbers.
- Beginning of a restructuring of the console support.
- Various bug fixes.
Interested users can now install WINE 5.13 from its source code, available in this y this other link, or from binaries that can be downloaded from here. In the link from where we can download the binaries there is also information to add the official project repository to receive this and other future updates as soon as they are ready for systems such as Ubuntu / Debian or Fedora, but also for Android and macOS.
The next development version will be WINE 5.14 and, if there are no surprises, something that seems impossible to happen on the WineHQ agenda, the next July 31. Among the improvements, they are expected to continue working on restructuring console support and fixing more bugs.