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Wine 5.5 Released

March 27, 2020

The Wine development release 5.5 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Builtin libraries use the new UCRTBase C runtime.
  • Compatibility mode used when reporting Windows version.
  • Better support for debug information in PE files.
  • Support for linguistic case mappings.
  • More attributes supported in WebServices.
  • 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.

Google Summer of Code 2020

March 24, 2020

The Wine Project is again selected as a Google Summer of Code organization this year. Students can apply now! Any student who wants to contribute to the Wine project will be welcome! Please have a look at this page for potential proposals you might be interested in: https://wiki.winehq.org/Summer_Of_Code

It's great if you have your own idea, please post it on wine-devel mailing list.

Deadline for students to apply is March 31, 18:00 UTC.

See Google Summer of Code's website for more details on Google Summer of Code.

Wine 5.4 Released

March 13, 2020

The Wine development release 5.4 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Unicode data updated to Unicode version 13.
  • Builtin programs use the new UCRTBase C runtime.
  • More correct support for Internationalized Domain Names.
  • Support for painting rounded rectangles in Direct2D.
  • Text drawing in D3DX9.
  • 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 5.3 Released

February 28, 2020

The Wine development release 5.3 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • More work towards Ucrtbase runtime support.
  • Full support for Unicode normalization.
  • Improvements in Shell Folders handling.
  • 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 5.2 Released

February 16, 2020

The Wine development release 5.2 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • More compatible codepage mapping tables.
  • Support for using the null display driver as a real driver.
  • Better UTF-8 support in the Resource and Message Compilers.
  • Fixes for using ucrtbase as C runtime.
  • 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 5.1 Released

February 2, 2020

The Wine development release 5.1 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Support for using LLVM-MinGW as PE cross-compiler.
  • Better reporting of error location in JScript and VBScript.
  • Support for relocatable installation of the Winelib tools.
  • Ellipse drawing in Direct2D.
  • OLE monikers 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 5.0 Released

January 21, 2020

The Wine team is proud to announce that the stable release Wine 5.0 is now available.

This release represents a year of development effort and over 7,400 individual changes. It contains a large number of improvements that are listed in the release notes below. The main highlights are:

  • Builtin modules in PE format.
  • Multi-monitor support.
  • XAudio2 reimplementation.
  • Vulkan 1.1 support.

This release is dedicated to the memory of Józef Kucia, who passed away in August 2019 at the young age of 30. Józef was a major contributor to Wine's Direct3D implementation, and the lead developer of the vkd3d project. His skills and his kindness are sorely missed by all of us.

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-rc6 Released

January 17, 2020

The Wine development release 5.0-rc6 is now available.

Barring any last minute issue, this is expected to be the last release candidate before the final 5.0.

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 5.0-rc5 Released

January 11, 2020

The Wine development release 5.0-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 5.0-rc4 Released

January 3, 2020

The Wine development release 5.0-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 5.0-rc3 Released

December 27, 2019

The Wine development release 5.0-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 5.0-rc2 Released

December 20, 2019

The Wine development release 5.0-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 5.0-rc1 Released

December 13, 2019

The Wine development release 5.0-rc1 is now available.

This is the first release candidate for the upcoming Wine 5.0. It marks the beginning of the yearly code freeze period. Please give this release a good testing to help us make 5.0 as good as possible.

What's new in this release:

  • Gecko update, with support for running from a global location.
  • Unicode data updated to Unicode version 12.1.
  • Initial version of the MSADO (ActiveX Data Objects) library.
  • Update installation support in the WUSA (Windows Update Standalone) tool.
  • More progress on the kernel32/kernelbase restructuring.
  • Support for signing with ECDSA keys.
  • 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 4.21 Released

November 29, 2019

The Wine development release 4.21 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • HTTP proxy configuration through DHCP.
  • Parameter block support in D3DX9.
  • A few more dlls converted to PE.
  • 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 4.0.3 Released

November 25, 2019

The Wine maintenance release 4.0.3 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Various bug fixes
  • Updates to the National Language Support files

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

Wine 4.20 Released

November 15, 2019

The Wine development release 4.20 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • New version of the Mono engine with an FNA update.
  • Code persistence in VBScript and JScript.
  • Vulkan spec updates.
  • Improved support for LLVM MinGW.
  • 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 4.19 Released

November 1, 2019

The Wine development release 4.19 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • A number of additional VBScript features.
  • More stateblock support in WineD3D.
  • Some fixes for ARM64 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 4.18 Released

October 18, 2019

The Wine development release 4.18 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Many new VBScript functions.
  • A number of cleanups and improvements in Quartz.
  • Fixes for several test failures.
  • 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 4.17 Released

September 27, 2019

The Wine development release 4.17 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • New version of the Mono engine with upstream fixes.
  • Support for DXTn compressed textures.
  • Initial version of the Windows Script runtime library.
  • Support for XRandR device change notifications.
  • Support for generating RSA keys.
  • Stubless proxies support on ARM64.
  • 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 4.16 Released

September 13, 2019

The Wine development release 4.16 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • More reliable mouse grabbing in games.
  • Better cross-compilation support in WineGCC.
  • Improved compatibility with Windows debuggers.
  • 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.

Remembering Józef Kucia

September 11, 2019

With great sadness we are announcing the passing of our friend, Józef Kucia.

Józef was a major Wine contributor with over 2500 patches since his first contribution in 2012. He was a highly talented programmer with a focus on Wine's Direct3D subsystem. Józef founded and led the vkd3d project and provided insight and guidance to the Vulkan working group. He also contributed to other open source projects including Mesa and Debian.

Józef was a regular attendee at the yearly WineConf. A man of few words, he was helpful and displayed a quiet kindness.
His skills attracted the interest of CodeWeavers and Józef joined their team in 2015. That allowed him to dedicate more of his time to Wine.

Józef died last month at the young age of 30 in an accident in the Jaskinia Wielka Śnieżna ("great snowy cave") in the Tatra Mountains in Poland. Caving was his passion.

Józef will be remembered with warm memories by those who worked with him. Our thoughts and condolences go out to Józef's family, friends, loved ones, and everyone else who grieves his passing.

Wine 4.15 Released

August 30, 2019

The Wine development release 4.15 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Initial implementation of the HTTP service.
  • Stack unwinding support on ARM64.
  • Better multi-monitor support on macOS.
  • RichEdit control 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 4.0.2 Released

August 23, 2019

The Wine maintenance release 4.0.2 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 4.14 Released

August 17, 2019

The Wine development release 4.14 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • New version of the Mono engine with upstream updates.
  • PE dlls no longer rely on the MinGW runtime.
  • Exception handling fixes on ARM64.
  • 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.

WineConf 2019

August 9, 2019

The Wine Project is pleased to announce that WineConf 2019 will take place on October 12th - 13th 2019 in Toronto, Canada.

WineConf is the Wine Project's annual conference, where members of the Wine community, the broader Free Software community and interested users meet up over food and beverages. We traditionally also have a number of talks by attendees, as well as some formal and informal discussions about anything vaguely Wine related.

Please see the WineConf2019 page for further details.