Yes Friday, no Friday, while they are in this phase, WineHQ launches a new stable version of the software that allows us to run Windows applications on operating systems such as those based on Linux. This Friday, July 2, it was yes, and a few moments ago have thrown WINE 6.12. It is a new Staging version, that is to say, the best for those who want to test if they have included a retouch that has solved a bug that they were experiencing in a Windows program, but it is not a stable one.
La v6.11 two weeks ago was not one of the most exciting releases in living memory, and WINE 6.12 will not go down in history due to major changes. Yes, 42 bugs have been corrected and introduced a total of 354 changes, something common in this phase, which in fact exists for that. WineHQ spends a year tinkering before releasing the next stable version.
WINE 6.12 highlights
- Built-in themes "Blue" and "Classic Blue".
- More work towards converting WinSock PE.
- Start of NSI (Network Store Interface) implementation.
- Support for 32/64-bit registry views in reg.exe.
- Various bug fixes
Interested users can now install WINE 6.12 Staging 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 project allows us to choose the branch between stable, development or Dev and Staging.
The next Staging version will be WINE 6.13, and it will almost certainly arrive next Friday, July 16. It's almost never easy to guess what's new in a future release, but this time we do think they'll continue to work on it. NSI implementation and will introduce several hundred more small changes.