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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, Mac OSX, & 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.

News and Updates

Wine 1.9.8 Released

April 16, 2016

The Wine development release 1.9.8 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • More work towards the WineD3D command stream.
  • Bug fix update of the Mono engine.
  • More WebServices reader support.
  • Still more Shader Model 5 support.
  • Support for gradients in metafiles.
  • Improved table formatting in WinHelp.
  • 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 1.8.2 Released

April 12, 2016

The Wine maintenance release 1.8.2 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Various bug fixes.
  • Small translation updates.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wine 1.9.7 Released

April 2, 2016

The Wine development release 1.9.7 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • More work towards the WineD3D command stream.
  • More support for Shader Model 5 shaders.
  • C++ exception handling on x86-64.
  • Support for Windows-style static import libraries.
  • Performance fixes in the XML writer.
  • 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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