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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 1.9.15 Released

July 22, 2016

The Wine development release 1.9.15 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • More shader instructions in Direct3D.
  • Performance improvements in GDI.
  • Better multi-joystick support on macOS.
  • Active Scripting improvements.
  • Additional stream support in the 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 1.9.14 Released

July 9, 2016

The Wine development release 1.9.14 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • More Shader Model 5 support in Direct3D.
  • Some more write support in WebServices.
  • Performance improvements in GDI.
  • Some more progress towards the Direct3D command stream.
  • 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 1.9.13 Released

June 24, 2016

The Wine development release 1.9.13 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • New version of the Gecko engine based on Firefox 47.
  • More Shader Model 5 support in Direct3D.
  • Unicode data updated to Unicode 9.0.0.
  • Improvements to GDI paths and metafiles.
  • More progress towards the Direct3D command stream.
  • Joystick support improvements on Mac OS X.
  • 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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