In the end there was no first Release Candidate, although I personally did not expect it. If I remember correctly, and I also have the archive 22 development versions were released on this blog last year, so it was more logical for it to be released WINE 6.21 than WINE 7.0 RC1. And so it has been. Last night, WineHQ He launched WINE 6.21, which is sure to be one of the last deliveries that arrive every fortnight.
During these last two weeks, WineHQ has corrected 26 bugs, but, as always, the bulk of the work is below, where we can count a total of 415 changes, and there are already three consecutive weeks in which they are exceeding the figure of 400. Even so, the project only highlights three changes as the most outstanding, to which is added the fourth that says “various bug fixes”.
WINE 6.21 highlights
The highlight of WINE 6.21 is that WinSpool, GPhoto, and some other modules have been converted to PE, which has improved support for inline functions in DbgHelp and the beginning of MSDASQL implementation, in addition to the bug fixes that are always included in any new release.
WINE 6.21 can now be downloaded from is 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.
As we mentioned seven days ago, we've already reached the point where Release Candidates will soon start to roll out, so next week could be the first week that an RC will be released. If this happens, the releases will become weekly, and the changes will focus on making everything work as well as possible for the stable version of WINE 7.0 taking place early next year.