This release represents over a year of development effort and around
6,600 individual changes. The main highlights are the support for Microsoft Office 2013, and the 64-bit support on macOS.
It also contains a lot of improvements across the board, as well as support for many new applications and games. See the release notes below for a summary of the major changes.
As awesome of a project Wine is, I wonder how many people actually use it on a daily basis. Maybe I’m wildly off base here (honestly, I probably am), but it seems like if you’re running Linux, there’s really nothing Windows applications offer that Linux can’t.
I use Wine mainly for Mixcraft, which I use frequently when I’m composing. It doesn’t work perfectly, but certainly well enough for transcribing my piano improvs, and it’s much better than having to reboot into Windows. I used to use Finale 2012 in Wine a lot, but I have been preferring MuseScore lately for my notation needs, and it runs natively in Linux. I also use the occasional Windows tool in Wine, but the bulk of my work is done using native Linux programs.