Another two weeks and more fixes coming in, the Wine 6.23 release is officially out now with new features and bug fixes.
This is the compatibility layer that allows you to run games and applications developed for Windows - on Linux. Part of what makes up Steam Play Proton. Once a year or so, a new stable release is made which will be Wine 7.0 likely in January 2022 and the Release Candidate stage for Wine 7.0 will begin soon.
Here's the Wine 6.23 release feature highlights:
- Mount manager and CoreAudio driver converted to PE.
- Support for exception handling in Wow64 mode.
- Optional support for using the distribution's PE libraries.
- A number of UI improvements in WineDbg.
As we explained previously: the continued conversion of various modules to PE is another change that will gradually increase compatibility in many ways over time for certain expected behaviour needed by Windows applications. Previously Wine has built its Win32 libraries (like DLLs and EXEs) as ELF but for many reasons (like better compatibility) they've started to move them over to use PE instead.
For big fixes 48 were noted as fixed including issues solved for: Internet Chess Club, Layers of Fear, Rockstar Game Launcher, GTA 1997 autorun, a fix for joysticks and various miscellaneous bug fixes.