WINE 6.16 improves support for high-DPI themes and introduces more than 400 changes

WINE 6.16

There are people, such as a server, who like to adhere to the strict schedules, but there are also others, such as someone you know, who can practically not be counted on because you know that they will be half or an hour late to any appointment. WineHQ is more like me, or even stricter, as it always releases its software every other Friday at the same time. What they have released a few minutes ago is WINE 6.16, which is a new Staging version with the latest news, and it has done so 15 days after the previous v6.15.

Major WINE updates are released about once a year. Meanwhile, the project releases updates with many improvements, but there are so many changes that it introduces that stability can be diminished. This week they have introduced 36 bug fixes, with a total of 443 changes. As always, what WineHQ highlights is only the tip of the iceberg, or not even that, as it sometimes narrowly exceeds 1% of all work done.

WINE 6.16 Staging highlights

  • Initial release of a HID-based joystick backend.
  • Improved compatibility with high DPI themes.
  • More prep work for the GDI syscall interface.
  • Better CodeView support in WineDump.
  • Various bug fixes.

WINE 6.16, which must be remembered that it is a Staging or development version and not stable, can now be downloaded from this the latter other link. The project also provides information to download this and future updates by adding the official repository for Linux here, but it can also be installed on macOS and Android.

At this point in development, we are already approaching the time when Release Candidates will start arriving, but most likely the next version will be WINE 6.17 and that it will be released on next September 10. If confirmed, we will have another Staging version that will introduce hundreds of small tweaks.

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