This time there have been surprises regarding the date of this installment, but not so much if we take into account that now there are people who take vacations. Although four days apart, like every two weeks in this phase of development, and after the launch of the v6.12, WineHQ has launched this afternoon WINE 6.13. It is a new Staging version, that is, one that includes the latest news and the best option for those who want to test whether a Windows program has improved its performance in WINE, but it is not a stable version, so it could include new bugs.
As usual, WineHQ has only highlighted as more important news a few, but it provides the complete list of tweaks that this time includes 21 corrected bugs and 284 changes in total. Below you have the list with the news that they consider special; To see everything they have included, it is worth visiting the release note.
Highlights of WINE 6.13 (Staging)
- A proper scroll bar.
- More work for WinSock PE conversion.
- Preparation work for the GDI syscall interface.
- Some progress on IPHLPAPI PE conversion.
- Various bug fixes.
Interested users can now install WINE 6.13 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. If we want to take advantage of the latest changes, we have to choose Staging.
The next Staging version will be WINE 6.14, and most likely everything will return to normal and arrive next Friday, July 30. It is almost never easy to guess what new features will include a future version, but this time we do believe that they will include a long list of touches that they have not added in these holidays.