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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 4.9 Released

May 24, 2019

The Wine development release 4.9 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Initial support for installing Plug and Play drivers.
  • Support for building 16-bit modules in PE format.
  • A lot of code moved to the new KernelBase DLL.
  • Various game controller fixes.
  • Use higher performance system clocks if available.
  • 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 4.0.1 Released

May 15, 2019

The Wine maintenance release 4.0.1 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Various bug fixes
  • Sinhala and Tamil 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 4.8 Released

May 10, 2019

The Wine development release 4.8 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Support building most programs in PE format.
  • Unicode data updated to Unicode 12.0.
  • Support for MSI patch files.
  • Default to non-PIC builds on i386.
  • Joystick support improvements.
  • Asturian locale.
  • 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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