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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 9.12 Released

June 28, 2024

The Wine development release 9.12 is now available.

What’s new in this release:

  • Initial support for user32 data structures in shared memory.
  • Mono engine updated to version 9.2.0.
  • Rewrite of the CMD.EXE engine.
  • Fixed handling of async I/O status in new WoW64 mode.
  • Various bug fixes.

Wine 9.11 Released

June 14, 2024

The Wine development release 9.11 is now available.

What’s new in this release:

  • C++ exception handling on ARM platforms.
  • More DPI Awareness support improvements.
  • Various bug fixes.

Wine 9.10 Released

May 31, 2024

The Wine development release 9.10 is now available.

What’s new in this release:

  • Bundled vkd3d upgraded to version 1.12.
  • DPI Awareness support improvements.
  • C++ RTTI support on ARM platforms.
  • More obsolete features removed in WineD3D.
  • Various bug fixes.

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