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Wine 7.9 Development / Wine 7.0 Stable

Wine 7.9 Development / Wine 7.0 Stable
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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 7.9 Development:

  • Preliminary work towards PE conversion of macOS driver.
  • A number of fixes for test failures on Windows.
  • Various bug fixes.

Changes in Wine 7.8 Development:

  • X11 and OSS drivers converted to PE.
  • WoW64 support in the sound drivers.
  • Number formatting using the new locale database.
  • Various bug fixes.

Changes in Wine 7.7 Development:

  • More progress on the PE conversion of the X11 and OSS drivers.
  • Support for UTF-8 as default Ansi codepage.
  • Theming support for control panel applets.
  • Various bug fixes.

Changes in Wine 7.6 Development:

  • Mono engine updated to version 7.2.0.
  • More progress on the PE conversion of graphics drivers.
  • Locale support using the new CLDR-based database.
  • Various bug fixes.

Changes in Wine 7.5 Development:

  • ALSA driver converted to PE.
  • Locale database generated from Unicode CLDR.
  • HLSL compiler support with the bundled vkd3d.
  • Initial support for the OCSP protocol.
  • More cleanups to support ‘long’ type.
  • Various bug fixes.

Changes in Wine 7.4 Development:

  • ‘Light’ theme enabled by default.
  • Bundled vkd3d library.
  • WineD3D, D3D12 and DXGI modules converted to PE.
  • More large scale cleanups to support ‘long’ type.
  • Various bug fixes.

Changes in Wine 7.3 Development:

  • More large scale cleanups to support ‘long’ type.
  • Proper support for API sets.
  • Progress on the PE conversion of USER32 and WineALSA.
  • A number of HID joystick fixes.
  • Various bug fixes.

Changes in Wine 7.2 Development:

  • Large scale cleanup to support ‘long’ type with MSVCRT.
  • Mono engine updated to version 7.1.1.
  • More theming fixes in common controls.
  • Beginnings of a WMA decoder.
  • Support for 64-bit time_t.
  • Various bug fixes.

Changes in Wine 7.1 Development:

  • Vulkan 1.3 support.
  • A number of theming fixes.
  • WebSocket improvements.
  • Improved cursor clipping on macOS.
  • IDL compiler fixes for C++.
  • Various bug fixes.

Changes in Wine 7.0:

  • Most modules converted to PE format.
  • Better theming support, with a bundled theme for a more modern look.
  • Vastly improved HID stack and joystick support.
  • New WoW64 architecture.

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.