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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 4.4 Released

March 15, 2019

The Wine development release 4.4 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • New MSIDB tool for manipulating MSI databases.
  • Support for custom draw buttons in common controls.
  • Many more Media Foundation APIs implemented.
  • 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 3.0.5 Released

March 3, 2019

The Wine maintenance release 3.0.5 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • 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 4.3 Released

March 1, 2019

The Wine development release 4.3 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Reimplementation of XAudio2 using the FAudio library.
  • Mono engine updated to the latest upstream.
  • More modern handling of iconic windows.
  • Improved handling of kernel objects.
  • 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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