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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.


Latest Releases

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WineConf Call for Hosts

This is a call for proposals to host the next WineConf sometime this year. Ideally proposals would present;

We'll need to choose a host relatively quickly as it does take time to plan and book the event. I'm hoping we can settle on a host by the end of February but ultimately that decision goes to the Wine Committee. Questions, comments, concerns can be posted on the WineConf mailing list. A draft of a guide to hosting has been started on the wiki [1]. Please take a look to get a sense of what is involved in hosting the conference.

1. https://wiki.winehq.org/Organising_WineConf


News and Updates

Wine 5.5 Released

March 27, 2020

The Wine development release 5.5 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Builtin libraries use the new UCRTBase C runtime.
  • Compatibility mode used when reporting Windows version.
  • Better support for debug information in PE files.
  • Support for linguistic case mappings.
  • More attributes supported in WebServices.
  • 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.

Google Summer of Code 2020

March 24, 2020

The Wine Project is again selected as a Google Summer of Code organization this year. Students can apply now! Any student who wants to contribute to the Wine project will be welcome! Please have a look at this page for potential proposals you might be interested in: https://wiki.winehq.org/Summer_Of_Code

It's great if you have your own idea, please post it on wine-devel mailing list.

Deadline for students to apply is March 31, 18:00 UTC.

See Google Summer of Code's website for more details on Google Summer of Code.

Wine 5.4 Released

March 13, 2020

The Wine development release 5.4 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Unicode data updated to Unicode version 13.
  • Builtin programs use the new UCRTBase C runtime.
  • More correct support for Internationalized Domain Names.
  • Support for painting rounded rectangles in Direct2D.
  • Text drawing in D3DX9.
  • 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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