What is Wine?

Wine (originally an acronym for "Wine Is Not an Emulator") is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, macOS, & BSD. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly, eliminating the performance and memory penalties of other methods and allowing you to cleanly integrate Windows applications into your desktop.

Latest Releases


News and Updates

World Wine News Issue 418

May 13, 2022

WWN Issue 418 was released today.

Wine 7.8 Released

May 6, 2022

The Wine development release 7.8 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • X11 and OSS drivers converted to PE.
  • WoW64 support in the sound drivers.
  • Number formatting using the new locale database.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

World Wine News Issue 417

April 29th, 2022

WWN 417 covers the new GitLab instance and Wine 7.7.

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