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Wine 6.0-rc4 Released

December 26, 2020

The Wine development release 6.0-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 6.0-rc3 Released

December 18, 2020

The Wine development release 6.0-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 6.0-rc2 Released

December 11, 2020

The Wine development release 6.0-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 6.0-rc1 Released

December 4, 2020

The Wine development release 6.0-rc1 is now available.

This is the first release candidate for the upcoming Wine 6.0. It marks the beginning of the yearly code freeze period. Please give this release a good testing to help us make 6.0 as good as possible.

What's new in this release:

  • Gecko engine update.
  • WindowsCodecs and QCap libraries converted to PE.
  • Faster font initialization at process start.
  • Support for named pipes with empty names.
  • 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 5.22 Released

November 20, 2020

The Wine development release 5.22 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • C runtime libraries converted to PE.
  • Use fontconfig cache for faster startup.
  • Video playback improvements.
  • 3DES cipher 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 5.0.3 Released

November 10, 2020

The Wine maintenance release 5.0.3 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 5.21 Released

November 6, 2020

The Wine development release 5.21 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • GDI32 library converted to PE.
  • More fixes for windowless RichEdit.
  • A number of timezone 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 5.20 Released

October 23, 2020

The Wine development release 5.20 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • More work on the DSS cryptographic provider.
  • A number of fixes for windowless RichEdit.
  • Support for FLS callbacks.
  • Window resizing in the new console host.
  • 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 5.19 Released

October 9, 2020

The Wine development release 5.19 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Wine Mono engine updated to 5.1.1, with WPF text formatting support.
  • KERNEL32 library converted to PE.
  • DSS cryptographic provider.
  • Windowing support in the new console host.
  • A number of exception handling fixes.
  • 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 5.18 Released

September 25, 2020

The Wine development release 5.18 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Vulkan shader compilation using the new vkd3d-shader library.
  • USER32 library converted to PE.
  • Console no longer requires the curses library.
  • Support for display modes with various orientations.
  • A number of syntax fixes in the WIDL compiler.
  • Non-recursive makefiles.
  • 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.

Vkd3d 1.2 Released

September 22, 2020

The Wine team is proud to announce that release 1.2 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:

  • Availability of libvkd3d-shader as a public library.
  • Support for tessellation shaders.
  • Version 1.1 root signatures.
  • Stream output support.

The source is available here.

Wine 5.17 Released

September 11, 2020

The Wine development release 5.17 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • ADVAPI32 library converted to PE.
  • Beginnings of an NDIS network driver.
  • Still more restructuration of the console 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 5.16 Released

August 28, 2020

The Wine development release 5.16 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Support for x86 AVX registers.
  • Some ARM64 fixes for macOS.
  • Still more restructuration of the console 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 5.15 Released

August 14, 2020

The Wine development release 5.15 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Initial implementation of the XACT Engine libraries.
  • Beginnings of a math library in MSVCRT based on Musl.
  • Still more restructuration of the console support.
  • Direct Input performance improvements.
  • Exception handling fixes on x86-64.
  • 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 5.0.2 Released

August 7, 2020

The Wine maintenance release 5.0.2 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 5.14 Released

August 1, 2020

The Wine development release 5.14 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • More restructuration of the console support.
  • Initial version of the Webdings font.
  • Beginnings of PE conversion of the MSVCRT libraries.
  • 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 5.13 Released

July 17, 2020

The Wine development release 5.13 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Re-mapping of INI files to the registry.
  • System call thunks in NTDLL.
  • Reimplementation of floating point numbers printing.
  • Beginnings of a restructuration of the console 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 5.12 Released

July 3, 2020

The Wine development release 5.12 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • NTDLL converted to PE format.
  • Support for the WebSocket API.
  • Improved RawInput support.
  • Vulkan spec update.
  • 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 5.11 Released

June 19, 2020

The Wine development release 5.11 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Wine Mono engine updated to 5.1.0, with WpfGfx library support.
  • More work on the separate Unix library for NTDLL.
  • Beginnings of a NetIO kernel driver implementation.
  • Initial support for the Print Ticket API.
  • Removal of the obsolete 32-bit PowerPC architecture.
  • 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 5.10 Released

June 5, 2020

The Wine development release 5.10 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • More progress on the WineD3D Vulkan backend.
  • Beginnings of a separate Unix library for NTDLL.
  • Better support for anti-cheat kernel drivers.
  • More glyph substitutions in DirectWrite.
  • Support for DSS private keys.
  • ARM64 exception handling fixes.
  • 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 5.0.1 Released

June 2, 2020

The Wine maintenance release 5.0.1 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Fix compilation with gcc 10
  • Add some timezones
  • 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 5.9 Released

May 22, 2020

The Wine development release 5.9 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Major progress on the WineD3D Vulkan backend.
  • Initial support for splitting dlls into PE and Unix parts.
  • Support for generating PDB files when building PE dlls.
  • Timestamp updates in the Kernel User Shared Data.
  • 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 5.8 Released

May 8, 2020

The Wine development release 5.8 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Support for Plug & Play device notifications.
  • More support for building with Clang in MSVC mode.
  • Still more progress on the WineD3D Vulkan backend.
  • Initial implementation of a GIF encoder.
  • Vulkan spec update.
  • 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 5.7 Released

April 24, 2020

The Wine development release 5.7 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Wine Mono engine updated to 5.0.0, with upstream WPF support.
  • More progress on the WineD3D Vulkan backend.
  • Beginnings of a USB device driver.
  • Support for building with Clang in MSVC mode.
  • Builtin modules no longer depend on libwine.
  • Support for configuring Windows version from the command line.
  • 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 4.0.4 Released

April 20, 2020

The Wine maintenance release 4.0.4 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.