WINE 6.0-rc3 now available, with few fixes for freezing features

WINE 6.0-rc3

WineHQ usually releases a development version every two weeks, and it does so with a timeliness worthy of a Swiss watch. These two weeks go into one when the development of your Windows software emulation software on other operating systems reaches the current stage, when they have started to release the Release Candidates. Thus, after the first and the second of last week, a few hours ago he launched WINE 6.0-rc3.

In this phase, there are news, but they do not even mention a list with the most outstanding, since it has reached the freezing of functions and they have begun to focus their efforts on polish the software with a view to the release of the stable version. Still, they do mention 19 fixes and a total of 64 changes. You do not have to be a lynx to see that there are many fewer than the hundreds that are introduced in other weeks, but what has been said is because we are already in the freezing phase.

WINE 6.0 will be released in January

As we read at the beginning of the release note, this version includes bug fix only as they are in code freezing. The freezes, which in English is usually said as "Feature / Code Freeze", is what they call the moment in which it is not allowed to add changes, unless they are to polish what they had already added in previous versions.

Interested users can now install WINE 6.0-rc3 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 stable version of WINE 6.0 will arrive in january.


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