On October 23, WineHQ He launched v5.20 as the latest development version of its software to emulate Windows applications on other operating systems. That was 15 (+1) days ago and, with the Swiss precision that characterizes them, a few hours ago launched another of these development versions, in this case WINE 5.21. As usual since the development is biweekly, it introduces changes, but less exciting than until that moment.
But that the changes are not striking does not mean that they are absent. In fact, this week they have fixed 24 bugs, and introduced a total of 272 changes, which is about 50 less than two weeks ago. Personally, I do not like that WineHQ separates between "corrections" and "changes", since in the part of changes they also mention "fixes", so I do not see much sense. In any case, they do tend to mention a few notable changes, and this week's are as follows.
WINE 5.21 highlights
This week, in addition to the last point that they always add, they have only told us about three outstanding changes:
- GDI32 library converted to PE.
- More fixes for RichEdit without windows.
- Various time zone updates.
- Various bug fixes.
Interested users can now install WINE 5.21 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 5.22 and, if there are no surprises, which I dare to advance that will not happen seeing how punctual they are in WineHQ, it will arrive on November 20. Among the improvements that it will introduce, the only thing we can assure you is that will come with hundreds of small improvements and corrections as usual, although we also believe that it will introduce more than in the version of yesterday, November 6.