Once again, like every other Friday in this phase of development and after the v6.14, WineHQ has released a new Staging version of its software to run Windows applications on other operating systems, such as the Linux that the editors of this blog and most of our readers use. What have thrown today is WINE 6.15, and the fact that it bears the Staging label makes it impossible for it to carry the Stable label.
As usual, WineHQ has introduced a lot of tweaks in WINE 6.15, with 49 bugs fixed and a total of 390 changes. The list of news that they give us, or more specifically what they put as highlighted, are just a small extract of what they put below, where the most interesting but also the most difficult to analyze is due to the amount of information.
WINE 6.15 highlights
- WinSock library (WS2_32) converted to PE.
- Support for performance data in the registry.
- More 32-> 64 bit thunks for NTDLL calls.
- Improved floating point state handling at C runtime.
- More prep work for the GDI syscall interface.
- Various bug fixes.
Interested users can now install WINE 6.15 Staging from its source code, available at 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 the Staging, but taking into account that it is not a stable version.
The next Staging version will be WINE 6.16, and it will arrive next Friday, August 27 if there is no change, because we have to remember that it is summer in the northern hemisphere. Today they have returned to be close to 400 changes, so it is assumed that they are already at full throttle.