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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.

News and Updates

Wine 2.0.1 Released

April 20, 2017

The Wine maintenance release 2.0.1 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Various bug fixes
  • Deprecated tools/wineinstall

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wine 2.6 Released

April 13, 2017

The Wine development release 2.6 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Multi-threaded command stream in Direct3D.
  • More Shader Model 5 instructions.
  • More support for 3D textures.
  • Better font transformations in DirectWrite.
  • 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 2.5 Released

March 31, 2017

The Wine development release 2.5 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Support for message-mode named pipes.
  • Translation of version resources through po files.
  • Transform feedback support in Direct3D.
  • Scheduler classes in C++ runtime.
  • Better scrolling in popup menus.
  • More improvements to the XML reader.
  • 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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