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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 4.12.1 Released

July 7, 2019

The Wine development release 4.12.1 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Fixes for broken 64-bit prefix initialization.

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

Wine 4.12 Released

July 5, 2019

The Wine development release 4.12 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Still more DLLs are built as PE files by default.
  • Support for Plug & Play device drivers.
  • Better support for the Visual Studio remote debugger.
  • More support for enumerating display devices.
  • 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 4.11 Released

June 21, 2019

The Wine development release 4.11 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Updated version of the Mono engine, including Windows.Forms.
  • More DLLs are built as PE files by default.
  • Faster implementation of Slim Reader/Writer locks on Linux.
  • Initial support for enumerating display devices.
  • 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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