Reading this WineHQ post I have planted a few things. Although when we publish the articles biweekly We explain that they are development versions, in the images we do not indicate it like that, so it can be confusing. Yes we add it in the stable versions, but I think it doesn't hurt to do it also in the development ones. All this comes to my mind thinking that things can be improved, and I thought about it after the launch of WINE 6.0.1 which has place a few hours ago.
To make it a little clearer, WineHQ releases a major update every year, at which point it goes on to develop the next major version. The development versions, or more specifically the "Staging" versions, are released every two weeks, every seven days shortly before the stable release, when they are labeled Release Candidate. Meanwhile, the project can release fixes, like today. And as for what is better, I think it is a bit comparable to LTS software or what LibreOffice does: the higher the numbering, the more functions, but there may be more bugs. For example, for gamers the development versions may be better, but those who depend on a program that is already supported and that works well should stay in the stable ones.
WINE 6.0.1 introduces more than 100 changes
What changes little from development versions (and RCs) is what they publish. WineHQ mentions few changes as the most important, and among those included WINE 6.0.1 highlights the support for WINE64 on the Apple M1. For everything else, they have fixed 63 bugs and made 103 changes. As for the software that will improve with this update, we have products from Adobe, Skyrim SE, Deer Hunter, The Witcher 3, World of Tanks and Far Manager, among many other applications and games.
Users interested in installing WINE 6.0.1 can do so in the same way as with the development versions: this y this other link there are the binaries, and from the download page They tell us how to install it via repository or on other operating systems. If we choose this last option, depending on the operating system we will also have to choose the Stable branch. Considering that 6.0.1 is a stable version, it is likely that the new packages will also appear in the official repositories of some distributions.