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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World Wine News Issue 408

December 3, 2021

Wine 6.22 Released

November 19, 2021

The Wine development release 6.22 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Mono engine updated to version 7.0.0.
  • Exception unwinding on ARM.
  • More improvements to HID joystick support.
  • WoW64 thunks in a number of Unix libraries.
  • Beginnings of moving USER32 to Win32u.
  • 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.

World Wine News Issue 407

November 12, 2021

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