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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.


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News and Updates

Wine 9.3 Released

February 23, 2024

The Wine development release 9.3 is now available.

What’s new in this release:

  • Improvements to Internet Proxy support.
  • New HID pointer device driver.
  • Timezone database update.
  • More exception fixes on ARM platforms.
  • Various bug fixes.

Wine 9.2 Released

February 9, 2024

The Wine development release 9.2 is now available.

What’s new in this release:

  • Mono engine updated to version 9.0.0.
  • A number of system tray fixes.
  • Exception handling improvements on ARM platforms.
  • Various bug fixes.

Wine 9.1 Released

January 27, 2024

The Wine development release 9.1 is now available.

What’s new in this release:

  • A number of Input Method improvements.
  • Improved Diffie-Hellman key support.
  • Better Dvorak keyboard detection.
  • Various bug fixes.

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