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Wine 8.0 Released

January 24, 2023

The Wine team is proud to announce that the stable release Wine 8.0 is now available.

This release represents a year of development effort and over 8,600 individual changes. It contains a large number of improvements that are listed in the release notes below. The main achievement is the completion of the conversion to PE format.

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

Wine 8.0-rc5 Released

January 20, 2023

The Wine development release 8.0-rc5 is now available. This is expected to be the last release candidate before the final 8.0.

What's new in this release:

  • Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.

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

Wine 8.0-rc4 Released

January 13, 2023

The Wine development release 8.0-rc4 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.

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

Wine 8.0-rc3 Released

January 7, 2023

The Wine development release 8.0-rc3 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.

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

Wine 8.0-rc2 Released

December 21, 2022

The Wine development release 8.0-rc2 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.

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

Wine 8.0-rc1 Released

December 9, 2022

The Wine development release 8.0-rc1 is now available.

This is the first release candidate for the upcoming Wine 8.0. It marks the beginning of the yearly code freeze period. Please give this release a good testing and report any issue that you find, to help us make the final 8.0 as good as possible.

What's new in this release:

  • Bundled vkd3d upgraded to version 1.6.
  • Vulkan and OpenGL thunking optimizations.
  • More support for print processors.
  • Improved joystick control panel.
  • Long types printf format conversion finished.
  • 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 7.22 Released

November 26, 2022

The Wine development release 7.22 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • 32-on-64 thunks for both Vulkan and OpenGL.
  • OpenLDAP library bundled and built as PE.
  • Support for the RAW print processor in WinPrint.
  • More progress on the long types printf format conversion.
  • 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 7.21 Released

November 11, 2022

The Wine development release 7.21 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • OpenGL library converted to PE.
  • Support for multi-architecture PE builds.
  • More preparation work for Vulkan 32-on-64 support.
  • Support for creating import libraries without dlltool.
  • Locale data updates.
  • 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 7.0.1 Released

November 8, 2022

The Wine development release 7.0.1 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Various bug fixes
  • Translation updates

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

Wine 7.20 Released

October 31, 2022

The Wine development release 7.20 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Mono engine updated to version 7.4.0.
  • Font linking improvements.
  • A number of fixes for exception unwinding.
  • Support for dumping EMF spool files in WineDump.
  • 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 7.19 Released

October 14, 2022

The Wine development release 7.19 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Support for storing DOS attributes on disk.
  • Bundled vkd3d upgraded to version 1.5.
  • Support for MPEG-4 audio format.
  • 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 7.18 Released

September 23, 2022

The Wine development release 7.18 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Character tables updated to Unicode 15.0.0.
  • Wow64 support in the macOS driver.
  • Async reader fixes in GStreamer 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 7.17 Released

September 9, 2022

The Wine development release 7.17 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • High Unicode planes support in DirectWrite.
  • Some work towards Wow64 support in the Vulkan driver.
  • 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 7.16 Released

August 28, 2022

The Wine development release 7.16 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Wow64 support in X11 driver.
  • Session storage in MSHTML.
  • Unicode regexp fixes in MSXML.
  • IME improvements in Edit control.
  • 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.

World Wine News Issue 424

August 19, 2022

Wine 7.15 Released

August 13, 2022

The Wine development release 7.15 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Command lists in Direct2D.
  • RSA encryption.
  • Initial Wow64 thunking in WIN32U.
  • Optional support for colors in test output.
  • 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.

World Wine News Issue 423

August 05, 2022

Wine 7.14 Released

July 29, 2022

The Wine development release 7.14 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • More progress on syscall interface for USER32.
  • Improved font fallbacks in DirectWrite.
  • Some fixes for socket shutdowns.
  • 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.

World Wine News Issue 422

July 22, 2022

Wine 7.13 Released

July 15, 2022

The Wine development release 7.13 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Gecko engine updated to version 2.47.3.
  • USB driver converted to PE.
  • Some theming improvements.
  • 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 7.12 Released

July 1, 2022

The Wine development release 7.12 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Theming support for Qt5 applications.
  • Bundled vkd3d upgraded to version 1.4.
  • Improved effect support in Direct2D.
  • QWORD support in registry tools.
  • 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.

World Wine News Issue 421

June 24, 2022

WWN Issue 421 was released today.

Vkd3d 1.4 Released

June 22, 2022

The Wine team is proud to announce that release 1.4 of vkd3d, the Direct3D to Vulkan translation library, is now available.

This release contains improvements that are listed in the release notes. The main highlights are:

  • Many improvements to the HLSL compiler.
  • A new descriptor heap implementation using the VK_EXT_descriptor_indexing extension.
  • A new fence implementation using the VK_KHR_timeline_semaphore extension.

The source is available here.

Wine 7.11 Released

June 17, 2022

The Wine development release 7.11 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Android driver converted to PE.
  • Zero-copy support with GStreamer.
  • High Unicode planes support in case mappings.
  • 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.

World Wine News Issue 420

June 10, 2022

WWN Issue 420 was released today.