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


News and Updates

Wine 7.12 Released

July 1, 2022

The Wine development release 7.12 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Theming support for Qt5 applications.
  • Bundled vkd3d upgraded to version 1.4.
  • Improved effect support in Direct2D.
  • QWORD support in registry tools.
  • 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 421

June 24, 2022

WWN Issue 421 was released today.

Vkd3d 1.4 Released

June 22, 2022

The Wine team is proud to announce that release 1.4 of vkd3d, the Direct3D to Vulkan translation library, is now available.

This release contains improvements that are listed in the release notes. The main highlights are:

  • Many improvements to the HLSL compiler.
  • A new descriptor heap implementation using the VK_EXT_descriptor_indexing extension.
  • A new fence implementation using the VK_KHR_timeline_semaphore extension.

The source is available here.

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