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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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WineConf Call for Hosts

This is a call for proposals to host the next WineConf sometime this year. Ideally proposals would present;

We'll need to choose a host relatively quickly as it does take time to plan and book the event. I'm hoping we can settle on a host by the end of February but ultimately that decision goes to the Wine Committee. Questions, comments, concerns can be posted on the WineConf mailing list. A draft of a guide to hosting has been started on the wiki [1]. Please take a look to get a sense of what is involved in hosting the conference.

1. https://wiki.winehq.org/Organising_WineConf


News and Updates

Wine 5.2 Released

February 16, 2020

The Wine development release 5.2 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • More compatible codepage mapping tables.
  • Support for using the null display driver as a real driver.
  • Better UTF-8 support in the Resource and Message Compilers.
  • Fixes for using ucrtbase as C runtime.
  • 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 5.1 Released

February 2, 2020

The Wine development release 5.1 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Support for using LLVM-MinGW as PE cross-compiler.
  • Better reporting of error location in JScript and VBScript.
  • Support for relocatable installation of the Winelib tools.
  • Ellipse drawing in Direct2D.
  • OLE monikers improvements.
  • 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 5.0 Released

January 21, 2020

The Wine team is proud to announce that the stable release Wine 5.0 is now available.

This release represents a year of development effort and over 7,400 individual changes. It contains a large number of improvements that are listed in the release notes below. The main highlights are:

  • Builtin modules in PE format.
  • Multi-monitor support.
  • XAudio2 reimplementation.
  • Vulkan 1.1 support.

This release is dedicated to the memory of Józef Kucia, who passed away in August 2019 at the young age of 30. Józef was a major contributor to Wine's Direct3D implementation, and the lead developer of the vkd3d project. His skills and his kindness are sorely missed by all of us.

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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