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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 4.17 Released

September 27, 2019

The Wine development release 4.17 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • New version of the Mono engine with upstream fixes.
  • Support for DXTn compressed textures.
  • Initial version of the Windows Script runtime library.
  • Support for XRandR device change notifications.
  • Support for generating RSA keys.
  • Stubless proxies support on ARM64.
  • 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 4.16 Released

September 13, 2019

The Wine development release 4.16 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • More reliable mouse grabbing in games.
  • Better cross-compilation support in WineGCC.
  • Improved compatibility with Windows debuggers.
  • 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.

Remembering Józef Kucia

September 11, 2019

With great sadness we are announcing the passing of our friend, Józef Kucia.

Józef was a major Wine contributor with over 2500 patches since his first contribution in 2012. He was a highly talented programmer with a focus on Wine's Direct3D subsystem. Józef founded and led the vkd3d project and provided insight and guidance to the Vulkan working group. He also contributed to other open source projects including Mesa and Debian.

Józef was a regular attendee at the yearly WineConf. A man of few words, he was helpful and displayed a quiet kindness.
His skills attracted the interest of CodeWeavers and Józef joined their team in 2015. That allowed him to dedicate more of his time to Wine.

Józef died last month at the young age of 30 in an accident in the Jaskinia Wielka Śnieżna ("great snowy cave") in the Tatra Mountains in Poland. Caving was his passion.

Józef will be remembered with warm memories by those who worked with him. Our thoughts and condolences go out to Józef's family, friends, loved ones, and everyone else who grieves his passing.

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