As a we commented two weeks ago, and although some media did not point in the same direction, WineHQ He launched yesterday WINE 6.22, a new development version. Although we were not one hundred percent clear, we did believe that today we would have a new biweekly release of those in which hundreds of changes are introduced and not the first Release Candidate that is already released every week just to improve what already exists.
Among the novelties that have been introduced this Friday, November 19, we have to Mono engine has been updated to version 7.0.0. Regarding the number of new features, they introduced 29 corrections and 427 changes. Although this time they have not reached 500, they are still many, since there are weeks in which they are just over 200. What they have mentioned as outstanding is the following.
WINE 6.22 highlights
According to WineHQ, the highlight of all the changes introduced this week, in addition to the Mono Engine being updated to version 7.0.0, are the denouement of exceptions in ARM, plus improvements to HID joystick support, WoW64 thunks in a number of Unix libraries, the move from USER32 to Win32u, and various bug fixes have begun.
WINE 6.22 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.
Considering that last year the last development / biweekly update was WINE 5.22, it is likely that what we get next time is already WINE 7.0 RC 1. If that is the case, they will no longer introduce so many changes, but will begin to polish everything for the launch of the stable version that will take place in early 2022.