Like every two weeks, the last time was on September 25 with the v5.18, WineHQ has re-released a development version of its software to run Windows applications on non-Microsoft operating systems. This time it has been WINE 5.19, and has arrived with a couple of new features that stand out from the rest, both updates or changes that will improve support with a greater number of Windows applications.
As usual, WineHQ has only highlighted 5 + 1 notable changes, but it is further down the release note where we see everything they have introduced, such as 27 fixes and a total of 379 changes. The developer who has contributed the most this time has been Michael Stafaniuc, who has been responsible for no less than 80 changes. Here are the most prominent ones and those that WineHQ mentions as such.
WINE 5.19 highlights
- The Wine Mono engine has been updated to version 5.1.1, with support for the WPF text format.
- The KERNEL32 library has been converted to PE.
- DSS cryptographic provider.
- Windows support on the new console host.
- Various exception handling fixes.
- Various fixes.
Interested users can now install WINE 5.19 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 like Ubuntu / Debian or Fedora, but there are also versions for Android and macOS .
The next development version will be WINE 5.20 and, if there are no surprises, something that seems impossible to happen on the WineHQ agenda, the next October 23. Among the improvements that it will introduce, the only thing we can assure you is that it will arrive with hundreds of small improvements and corrections as usual.