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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 5.0-rc1 Released

December 13, 2019

The Wine development release 5.0-rc1 is now available.

This is the first release candidate for the upcoming Wine 5.0. It marks the beginning of the yearly code freeze period. Please give this release a good testing to help us make 5.0 as good as possible.

What's new in this release:

  • Gecko update, with support for running from a global location.
  • Unicode data updated to Unicode version 12.1.
  • Initial version of the MSADO (ActiveX Data Objects) library.
  • Update installation support in the WUSA (Windows Update Standalone) tool.
  • More progress on the kernel32/kernelbase restructuring.
  • Support for signing with ECDSA keys.
  • 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 4.21 Released

November 29, 2019

The Wine development release 4.21 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • HTTP proxy configuration through DHCP.
  • Parameter block support in D3DX9.
  • A few more dlls converted to PE.
  • 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 4.0.3 Released

November 25, 2019

The Wine maintenance release 4.0.3 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Various bug fixes
  • Updates to the National Language Support files

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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