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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.


Latest Releases

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WineConf Call for Hosts

This is a call for proposals to host the next WineConf sometime this year. Ideally proposals would present;

We'll need to choose a host relatively quickly as it does take time to plan and book the event. I'm hoping we can settle on a host by the end of February but ultimately that decision goes to the Wine Committee. Questions, comments, concerns can be posted on the WineConf mailing list. A draft of a guide to hosting has been started on the wiki [1]. Please take a look to get a sense of what is involved in hosting the conference.

1. https://wiki.winehq.org/Organising_WineConf


News and Updates

Wine 5.12 Released

July 3, 2020

The Wine development release 5.12 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • NTDLL converted to PE format.
  • Support for the WebSocket API.
  • Improved RawInput support.
  • Vulkan spec update.
  • 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 5.11 Released

June 19, 2020

The Wine development release 5.11 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Wine Mono engine updated to 5.1.0, with WpfGfx library support.
  • More work on the separate Unix library for NTDLL.
  • Beginnings of a NetIO kernel driver implementation.
  • Initial support for the Print Ticket API.
  • Removal of the obsolete 32-bit PowerPC architecture.
  • 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 5.10 Released

June 5, 2020

The Wine development release 5.10 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • More progress on the WineD3D Vulkan backend.
  • Beginnings of a separate Unix library for NTDLL.
  • Better support for anti-cheat kernel drivers.
  • More glyph substitutions in DirectWrite.
  • Support for DSS private keys.
  • ARM64 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.

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