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Wine 4.2 Released

February 15, 2019

The Wine development release 4.2 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Unicode string normalization support.
  • Support for ECC cryptographic keys.
  • Support for mixing 32/64-bit dlls in the load path.
  • Futex-based implementations for more synchronization primitives.
  • 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 4.1 Released

February 4, 2019

The Wine development release 4.1 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Support for NT kernel spinlocks.
  • Better glyph positioning in DirectWrite.
  • More accurate reporting of CPU information.
  • Context handle fixes in the IDL compiler.
  • Preloader fixes on macOS.
  • 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 4.0 Released

January 22, 2019

The Wine team is proud to announce that the stable release Wine 4.0 is now available.

This release represents a year of development effort and over 6,000 individual changes. It contains a large number of improvements that are listed in the release notes below. The main highlights are:

  • Vulkan support.
  • Direct3D 12 support.
  • Game controllers support.
  • High-DPI support on Android.

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

Wine 4.0-rc7 Released

January 18, 2019

The Wine development release 4.0-rc7 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 4.0-rc6 Released

January 11, 2019

The Wine development release 4.0-rc6 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 4.0-rc5 Released

January 4, 2019

The Wine development release 4.0-rc5 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 4.0-rc4 Released

December 28, 2018

The Wine development release 4.0-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 4.0-rc3 Released

December 21, 2018

The Wine development release 4.0-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 4.0-rc2 Released

December 14, 2018

The Wine development release 4.0-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 4.0-rc1 Released

December 7, 2018

The Wine development release 4.0-rc1 is now available.

This is the first release candidate for the upcoming Wine 4.0. It marks the beginning of the code freeze period. There have been many last minute changes, so please give this release a good testing to help us make 4.0 as good as possible.

What's new in this release:

  • Preloader implemented on mac OS.
  • Mouse cursor support on Android.
  • Updates to the timezone database.
  • Vulkan support updated to the latest spec.
  • Stream I/O support in WebServices.
  • Better palette support in WindowsCodecs.
  • Synchronization objects support for kernel drivers.
  • 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 3.0.4 Released

November 29, 2018

The Wine maintenance release 3.0.4 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Added a lot of icons in Shell32
  • 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 3.21 Released

November 23, 2018

The Wine development release 3.21 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Typelib marshaller rewrite using NDR functions.
  • Graphics support on recent Android versions.
  • Support for memory font resources in DirectWrite.
  • Joystick support 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 3.20 Released

November 9, 2018

The Wine development release 3.20 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Async interfaces and ACF files in the IDL compiler.
  • Support for substorage transforms in MSI.
  • RPC/COM marshalling fixes.
  • Support for Unicode requests in WinHTTP.
  • Shell Autocomplete optimizations.
  • 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 3.19 Released

October 26, 2018

The Wine development release 3.19 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Support for file I/O completion modes.
  • WaitOnAddress synchronization primitives.
  • Better support for 32-bit .NET binaries on 64-bit.
  • Improved recovery on broken RPC connection.
  • 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 3.18 Released

October 13, 2018

The Wine development release 3.18 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Subpixel font rendering with FreeType >= 2.8.1.
  • Support for OAEP algorithm in RSA encryption.
  • Array marshalling fixes in DCOM.
  • Improved DPI scaling in the Wine console.
  • 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 3.17 Released

September 28, 2018

The Wine development release 3.17 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Improved Shell Autocomplete support.
  • More implementation of OPC Services.
  • Improvements to the Pager common 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.

Wine 3.16 Released

September 14, 2018

The Wine development release 3.16 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Initial implementation of OPC Services.
  • Support for rendering buttons from an ImageList.
  • Better support for CSS properties in MSHTML.
  • Namespace fixes in XML Writer.
  • 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 3.0.3 Released

September 13, 2018

The Wine maintenance release 3.0.3 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.

Wine 3.15 Released

August 31, 2018

The Wine development release 3.15 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Support for DPI scaling on Android.
  • HID device support in Raw Input.
  • Many more new icons in Shell32.
  • WinHTTP converted to use Windows Sockets.
  • Syntax fixes in the command line interpreter.
  • 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.

Valve Releases SteamPlay for Linux

August 23, 2018

Valve has released SteamPlay Beta for Linux. It includes a modified distribution of Wine, to provide compatibility with Windows game titles. The included improvements to Wine have been designed and funded by Valve, in a joint development effort with CodeWeavers.

Here are some examples of what they been working on together since 2016:

  • vkd3d, the Direct3D 12 implementation based on Vulkan
  • The OpenVR and Steamworks native API bridges
  • Many wined3d performance and functionality fixes for Direct3D 9 and Direct3D 11
  • Overhauled fullscreen and gamepad support
  • The "esync" patchset, for multi-threaded performance improvements

Proton, the tool that Steam Play uses to provide Windows compatibility, contains a custom version of Wine as well as additional libraries developed alongside it. It's fully open-source and available on GitHub.

Wine 3.14 Released

August 17, 2018

The Wine development release 3.14 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Support for DXTn texture decompression.
  • Deferral support for MSI install actions.
  • Support for Japanese keyboard in DirectInput.
  • More improvements in the standard Task Dialog.
  • A few more icons in Shell32.
  • 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 3.13 Released

July 20, 2018

The Wine development release 3.13 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Vulkan support on macOS using MoltenVK.
  • Initial support for performance data in the registry.
  • Mono engine updated with some bug fixes.
  • Support for fetching BIOS information on Linux.
  • GnuTLS also used on macOS when available.
  • Improvements in the standard Task Dialog.
  • 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 3.12 Released

July 9, 2018

The Wine development release 3.12 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Unicode data updated to Unicode 11.0.0.
  • Proxy configuration dialog in the Internet control panel.
  • Syntax fixes in the Cmd.exe command intepreter.
  • Some more glyphs in the Wingdings font.
  • 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 3.0.2 Released

June 26, 2018

The Wine maintenance release 3.0.2 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.

Wine 3.11 Released

June 23, 2018

The Wine development release 3.11 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • More debugger support for Wow64 processes.
  • Support for sha256/sha384 hashes in ECDSA signatures.
  • Better reporting of hyper-threaded CPUs.
  • Improvements to the standard Task Dialog.
  • 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.