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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 6.20 Released

October 22, 2021

The Wine development release 6.20 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • MSXml, XAudio, DInput and a few other modules converted to PE.
  • A few system libraries are bundled with the source to support PE builds.
  • HID joystick is now the only supported joystick backend in DirectInput.
  • Better support for MSVCRT builds in Winelib.
  • 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 6.19 Released

October 8, 2021

The Wine development release 6.19 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • IPHlpApi, NsiProxy, WineDbg and a few other modules converted to PE.
  • More HID joystick work.
  • Kernel parts of GDI moved to Win32u.
  • More work towards Dwarf 3/4 debug support.
  • 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 6.18 Released

September 24, 2021

The Wine development release 6.18 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Shell32 and WineBus libraries converted to PE.
  • Unicode data updated to Unicode version 14.
  • Mono engine updated to version 6.4.0, with COM improvements.
  • More work towards Dwarf 3/4 debug support.
  • HID joystick enabled by default.
  • 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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