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Wine 9.3 Released

February 23, 2024

The Wine development release 9.3 is now available.

What’s new in this release:

  • Improvements to Internet Proxy support.
  • New HID pointer device driver.
  • Timezone database update.
  • More exception fixes on ARM platforms.
  • Various bug fixes.

Wine 9.2 Released

February 9, 2024

The Wine development release 9.2 is now available.

What’s new in this release:

  • Mono engine updated to version 9.0.0.
  • A number of system tray fixes.
  • Exception handling improvements on ARM platforms.
  • Various bug fixes.

Wine 9.1 Released

January 27, 2024

The Wine development release 9.1 is now available.

What’s new in this release:

  • A number of Input Method improvements.
  • Improved Diffie-Hellman key support.
  • Better Dvorak keyboard detection.
  • Various bug fixes.

Wine 9.0 Released

January 16, 2024

The Wine team is proud to announce that the stable release Wine 9.0 is now available.

This release represents a year of development effort and over 7,000 individual changes. It contains a large number of improvements that are listed below. The main highlights are the new WoW64 architecture and the experimental Wayland driver.

Wine 9.0-rc5 Released

January 12, 2024

The Wine development release 9.0-rc5 is now available. This is expected to be the last release candidate before the final 9.0.

What’s new in this release:

  • Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.

Wine 9.0-rc4 Released

January 5, 2024

The Wine development release 9.0-rc4 is now available.

What’s new in this release:

  • Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.

Wine 9.0-rc3 Released

December 22, 2023

The Wine development release 9.0-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 9.0-rc2 Released

December 15, 2023

The Wine development release 9.0-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 9.0-rc1 Released

December 8, 2023

The Wine development release 9.0-rc1 is now available.

This is the first release candidate for the upcoming Wine 9.0. 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 9.0 as good as possible.

What's new in this release:

  • Bundled vkd3d upgraded to version 1.10.
  • Support for DH encryption keys with a recent GnuTLS.
  • Keyboard layouts support in the Wayland 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 8.21 Released

November 24, 2023

The Wine development release 8.21 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • High-DPI scaling and initial Vulkan support in the Wayland driver.
  • Beginnings of support for ARM64EC target.
  • Updates to the locale database.
  • 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 8.20 Released

November 10, 2023

The Wine development release 8.20 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • More DirectMusic implementation.
  • Protocol associations exported to the Unix desktop.
  • Code cleanups in preparation for code freeze.
  • 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 8.19 Released

October 29, 2023

The Wine development release 8.19 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Mono engine updated to version 8.1.0.
  • More DirectMusic implementation.
  • 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 8.18 Released

October 13, 2023

The Wine development release 8.18 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Bundled FluidSynth library for DirectMusic.
  • More window management in the Wayland driver.
  • More effect support in Direct3D 10.
  • 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 8.17 Released

September 29, 2023

The Wine development release 8.17 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Bundled vkd3d upgraded to version 1.9.
  • Initial window management in the Wayland driver.
  • SoundFont support in DirectMusic.
  • 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 8.16 Released

September 15, 2023

The Wine development release 8.16 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Beginnings of a DirectMusic revival.
  • Many fixes and improvements in the regression tests.
  • 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 8.15 Released

September 1, 2023

The Wine development release 8.15 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Support for TEXT print processor.
  • Cycle Collection support in MSHTML.
  • Cross-process memory notifications in Wow64.
  • 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 8.14 Released

August 18, 2023

The Wine development release 8.14 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • PCSC framework used on macOS for smart card support.
  • Dumping of Windows registry files in WineDump.
  • Fixes for Wow64 window messages.
  • 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 8.13 Released

July 21, 2023

The Wine development release 8.13 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Wow64 support in WineGStreamer.
  • WeakMap support in JScript.
  • Georgian translation.
  • 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 8.0.2 Released

July 19, 2023

The Wine stable release 8.0.2 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 8.12 Released

July 7, 2023

The Wine development release 8.12 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Initial support for painting windows in the Wayland driver.
  • Command stream performance improvements in WineD3D.
  • 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 8.11 Released

June 23, 2023

The Wine development release 8.11 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • More mouse cursor clipping improvements.
  • Support for TLS alerts.
  • Increased available address space in WoW64 mode.
  • 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 8.10 Released

June 9, 2023

The Wine development release 8.10 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • All PE->Unix transitions go through the syscall interface.
  • Mouse cursor clipping improvements.
  • Support for virtual memory placeholders.
  • Locale and timezone 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 8.9 Released

May 26, 2023

The Wine development release 8.9 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Mono engine updated to version 8.0.0.
  • Completion of PE conversion in the PostScript driver.
  • Doppler shift support in DirectSound.
  • GdiPlus performance 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 8.8 Released

May 12, 2023

The Wine development release 8.8 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • More work towards full PE support in the PostScript driver.
  • Initial support for loading ARM64EC modules.
  • More work on IME restructuration.
  • 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 8.7 Released

April 28, 2023

The Wine development release 8.7 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • DXBC shader parsing delegated to vkd3d.
  • More spool file improvements in the PostScript 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.