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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 4.18 Released

October 18, 2019

The Wine development release 4.18 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Many new VBScript functions.
  • A number of cleanups and improvements in Quartz.
  • Fixes for several test failures.
  • 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 4.17 Released

September 27, 2019

The Wine development release 4.17 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • New version of the Mono engine with upstream fixes.
  • Support for DXTn compressed textures.
  • Initial version of the Windows Script runtime library.
  • Support for XRandR device change notifications.
  • Support for generating RSA keys.
  • Stubless proxies support on ARM64.
  • 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 4.16 Released

September 13, 2019

The Wine development release 4.16 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • More reliable mouse grabbing in games.
  • Better cross-compilation support in WineGCC.
  • Improved compatibility with Windows debuggers.
  • 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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