Wine 6.0 release stable with a whole host of improvements for running Windows-based software on Linux has been announced for general availability.
This release comes with over a year of development with over 8,300 updates making it into the stable release.
Highlights of the Wine 6.0 Release
- Core modules now being implemented in Portable Executable (PE) format
- There is now an initial (experimental) Vulkan back-end for WineD3D as an alternative to OpenGL
- DirectShow and Media Foundation support is now included
- Text console support is reimplemented, using the architecture of recent Windows versions
- Raw input devices and messages are implemented and used by DirectInput instead of less efficient low-level hooks
- Initial support for ARM64 on macOS, and various developer tooling enhancements, and more.
For more details on this extensive Wine 6.0 release, you can check out the full release notes on the official WineHQ website here.