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


WineConf 2022

Come join us at the annual Wine developers conference being held in Minneapolis, MN on October 5th and 6th.
This year, we are holding the conference in conjunction with Xorg and FOSSXR, so it should be an especially good time.

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News and Updates

World Wine News Issue 423

August 05, 2022

Wine 7.14 Released

July 29, 2022

The Wine development release 7.14 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • More progress on syscall interface for USER32.
  • Improved font fallbacks in DirectWrite.
  • Some fixes for socket shutdowns.
  • 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.

World Wine News Issue 422

July 22, 2022

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