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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 5.19 Released

October 9, 2020

The Wine development release 5.19 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Wine Mono engine updated to 5.1.1, with WPF text formatting support.
  • KERNEL32 library converted to PE.
  • DSS cryptographic provider.
  • Windowing support in the new console host.
  • A number of exception handling fixes.
  • 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 5.18 Released

September 25, 2020

The Wine development release 5.18 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Vulkan shader compilation using the new vkd3d-shader library.
  • USER32 library converted to PE.
  • Console no longer requires the curses library.
  • Support for display modes with various orientations.
  • A number of syntax fixes in the WIDL compiler.
  • Non-recursive makefiles.
  • 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.

Vkd3d 1.2 Released

September 22, 2020

The Wine team is proud to announce that release 1.2 of vkd3d, the Direct3D to Vulkan translation library, is now available.

This release contains improvements that are listed in the release notes. The main highlights are:

  • Availability of libvkd3d-shader as a public library.
  • Support for tessellation shaders.
  • Version 1.1 root signatures.
  • Stream output support.

The source is available here.

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