WINE 6.0 STABLE
New year, new wine ... I say Wine new. The stable version of Wine 6.0. Loved by many, hated by some Wine is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on various POSIX-compatible operating systems, such as Linux, macOS, and BSD. Rather than simulating the internal logic of Windows like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on the fly, removing the performance and memory penalties of other methods and allowing you to cleanly integrate Windows applications. Windows on your Linux desktop.
Among the many highlights of Wine 6.0 are core modules that are currently being implemented in Portable Executable (PE) format, Vulkan's initial (experimental) back-end for WineD3D as an alternative to OpenGL, DirectShow and Media Foundation support. , and a redesign of its text console implementation.
«The Wine team is proud to announce that the stable release of Wine 6.0 is now available. This release represents a year of development effort and more than 8,300 individual changes.«, Explains Alexandre Julliard, Wine developer.
Julliard also said, 'This release is dedicated to the memory of Ken Thomases, who passed away just before Christmas at the age of 51. Ken was an incredibly brilliant developer, and the mastermind behind MacOS support in Wine. We all miss his skills, his patience and his dark sense of humor.«.
Among the long list of changes that arrive in this new version of the program, the developer highlighted the following areas in which important changes were implemented. However if you are interested you can see a complete record of the changes you here.
- Central modules in PE format.
- Vulcano Backend for WineD3D.
- DirectShow and Media Foundation support.
- Redesign of the text console.
Before you get too excited, you should know that Wine is not a perfect product. Some apps and games will work fine, while others may be slow or buggy. There can be a lot of trial and error. Unless a certain Windows-only program is critical for you, I recommend that you find a Linux alternative, or opt for a web-based solution, like Microsoft's excellent Office Online. In other cases the excellent Free Software alternatives available in the Deepin application store or even Deepines Store. In other words, in many cases, Wine should be the last resort.
NOTE: Unfortunately this version 6.0 still cannot be installed in Deepin 20.1 (Please do not try)