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Wine 5.20 Development / Wine 5.0.2 Stable

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Wine 5.20 Development / Wine 5.0.2 Stable

Wine (originally an acronym for “Wine Is Not an Emulator“) is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, Mac and BSD OS. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly.

It eliminates the performance and memory penalties of other methods. Also it allows you to cleanly integrate Windows applications into your desktop.

This program does not require Microsoft Windows. As it is a completely free alternative implementation of the Windows API consisting of 100% non-Microsoft code, however Wine can optionally use native Windows DLLs if they are available.

Windows programs running in Wine act as native programs would, running without the performance or memory usage penalties of an emulator, with a similar look and feel to other applications on your desktop.

Wine began in 1993 under the initial coordination of Bob Amstadt as a way to support running Windows 3.1 programs on Linux. Very early on, leadership over Wine’s development passed to Alexandre Julliard, who has managed the project ever since.

Wine Benefits:

  • It is Open Source Software. Therefore you can extend it to suit your needs or have one of many companies do it for you.
  • It can also be used to make existing Windows applications available on the Web by using VNC and its Java/HTML5 client.
  • Makes it possible to take advantage of all the Unix strong points (stability, flexibility, remote administration) while still using the Windows applications you depend on.
  • Unix has always made it possible to write powerful scripts. Wine makes it possible to call Windows applications from scripts. That can also leverage the Unix environment to its full extent.
  • Makes it possible to access Windows applications remotely. Even if they are a few thousand miles away.
  • Makes it economical to use thin clients. Simply install this app on a Linux server, and voila, you can access these Windows applications from any X terminal.

Changes in Wine 5.20 Dev:

  • 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.

Changes in Wine 5.19 Dev:

  • 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.

Changes in Wine 5.18 Dev:

  • 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.

Changes in Wine 5.17 Dev:

  • ADVAPI32 library converted to PE.
  • Beginnings of an NDIS network driver.
  • Still more restructuration of the console support.
  • Various bug fixes.

Changes in Wine 5.16 Dev:

  • Support for x86 AVX registers.
  • Some ARM64 fixes for macOS.
  • Still more restructuration of the console support.
  • Various bug fixes.

Changes in Wine 5.15 Dev:

  • 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.

Changes in Wine 5.14 Dev:

  • More restructuration of the console support.
  • Initial version of the Webdings font.
  • Beginnings of PE conversion of the MSVCRT libraries.
  • Various bug fixes.

Changes in Wine 5.13 Dev:

  • 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.

Changes in Wine 5.12 Dev:

  • NTDLL converted to PE format.
  • Support for the WebSocket API.
  • Improved RawInput support.
  • Vulkan spec update.
  • Various bug fixes.

Changes in Wine 5.11 Dev:

  • 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.

Changes in Wine 5.10 Dev:

  • 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.

Changes in Wine 5.9 Dev:

  • 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.

Changes in Wine 5.8 Dev:

  • 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.

Changes in Wine 5.7 Dev:

  • 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.

Changes in Wine 5.6 Dev:

  • Still more Media Foundation work.
  • Improvements to Active Directory LDAP support.
  • A few more modules converted to PE.
  • Improvements to gdb proxy mode.
  • Various bug fixes.

Changes in Wine 5.5 Dev:

  • 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.

Changes in Wine 5.4 Dev:

  • 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.

Changes in Wine 5.3 Dev:

  • More work towards Ucrtbase runtime support.
  • Full support for Unicode normalization.
  • Improvements in Shell Folders handling.
  • Various bug fixes.

Changes in Wine 5.2 Dev:

  • 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.

Changes in Wine 5.1 Dev:

  • 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.

Changes in Wine 5.0.2:

  • Various bug fixes

Changes in Wine 5.0.1:

  • Fix compilation with gcc 10
  • Add some timezones
  • Various bug fixes

Changes in Wine 5.0:

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

Changes in Wine 4.21 Dev:

  • HTTP proxy configuration through DHCP.
  • Parameter block support in D3DX9.
  • A few more dlls converted to PE.
  • Various bug fixes.

Changes in Wine 4.0.3:

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

Homepage – https://www.winehq.org

Wine is FREE software, which enables Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, and Solaris users to run Windows applications without a copy of Microsoft Windows.

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