True to his biweekly appointment, and after v6.18, WineHQ launched a few moments ago WINE 6.19. Like every two weeks in this phase of development, it is a new Staging version of those that includes many small changes, so many that they still have to polish them before putting them all in a stable version. Among the novelties, the project that develops the software to run Windows apps on other operating systems highlights a few not very striking, but in these two weeks records have been broken.
WINE 6.19 has fixed 22 bugs, but has introduced no less than 522 changes. Pulling from memory, I would say that the average number of changes introduced in a Staging version will be around 300, a figure that this time they have far exceeded. Although there are several developers who have signed many tweaks, the work done by Rémi Bernon, responsible for 124 of them, stands out. The list that you have below is what WineHQ considers important enough to highlight at the beginning of its announcement.
WINE 6.19 highlights
- IPHlpApi, NsiProxy, WineDbg and some other modules converted to PE.
- More work with the HID joystick.
- GDI kernel parts ported to Win32u.
- More work towards Dwarf 3.
- Various bug fixes.
WINE 6.19 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 6.20 and that it will be released on next October 22. Last year 22 Staging versions were released, at which point they have already launched the Release Candidates on a weekly basis. If the new Staging version is confirmed, they will introduce hundreds of tweaks again, but almost certainly not as many as this week.