Like every other Friday, two weeks ago they did it with the v6.17 from "Wine Is Not an Emulator", WineHQ He launched last night WINE 6.18. It is once again a Staging version, that is, one of those in which many changes and new features are added, but so many that they may come with a bug, so it does not receive the stable label. Staging is a good option for those who want to check if a Windows program already works properly on a non-Microsoft system.
In WINE 6.18 they have fixed 19 bugs, but the changelist from 6.17 rises to 484. The 500 changes are seldom touched, but in this feat, Rémi Bernon has had a lot to say, who has been responsible for no less than 132 of them. WineHQ only highlights a few as the most important, and those are the ones you have below.
WINE 6.18 Staging highlights
- Shell32 and WineBus libraries converted to PE.
- Unicode data updated to Unicode version 14.
- Mono engine updated to version 6.4.0, with COM improvements.
- More work for Dwarf 3/4 debugging support.
- HID joystick enabled by default.
- Various bug fixes.
WINE 6.18 can now be downloaded from this the latter other link. WineHQ 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. If the repository is added, you can choose between the stable, Staging or Dev versions.
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 6.19 and that it will be released on next October 8. In WINE 5.x, 22 Staging versions were released, at which point they have already released the Release Candidates on a weekly basis. If the new Staging version is confirmed, they will re-introduce hundreds of tweaks.