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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 6.0-rc1 Released

December 4, 2020

The Wine development release 6.0-rc1 is now available.

This is the first release candidate for the upcoming Wine 6.0. It marks the beginning of the yearly code freeze period. Please give this release a good testing to help us make 6.0 as good as possible.

What's new in this release:

  • Gecko engine update.
  • WindowsCodecs and QCap libraries converted to PE.
  • Faster font initialization at process start.
  • Support for named pipes with empty names.
  • 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 5.22 Released

November 20, 2020

The Wine development release 5.22 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • C runtime libraries converted to PE.
  • Use fontconfig cache for faster startup.
  • Video playback improvements.
  • 3DES cipher 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 5.0.3 Released

November 10, 2020

The Wine maintenance release 5.0.3 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • 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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