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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 4.0-rc1 Released

December 7, 2018

The Wine development release 4.0-rc1 is now available.

This is the first release candidate for the upcoming Wine 4.0. It marks the beginning of the code freeze period. There have been many last minute changes, so please give this release a good testing to help us make 4.0 as good as possible.

What's new in this release:

  • Preloader implemented on mac OS.
  • Mouse cursor support on Android.
  • Updates to the timezone database.
  • Vulkan support updated to the latest spec.
  • Stream I/O support in WebServices.
  • Better palette support in WindowsCodecs.
  • Synchronization objects support for kernel drivers.
  • 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.

Wine 3.0.4 Released

November 29, 2018

The Wine maintenance release 3.0.4 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Added a lot of icons in Shell32
  • 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.

Wine 3.21 Released

November 23, 2018

The Wine development release 3.21 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Typelib marshaller rewrite using NDR functions.
  • Graphics support on recent Android versions.
  • Support for memory font resources in DirectWrite.
  • Joystick support improvements.
  • 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.

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