Dev 5.9 (new) & Stable 5.0 / 22-05-2020

Wine

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Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator) is a compatibility-layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant systems such as Linux, macOS & BSD.

 

Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine, Wine translates Windows API-calls into POSIX-calls on-the-fly, thus eliminating performance and memory penalties and allowing you to cleanly integrate Windows applications into your desktop.

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Most Recent Changes

Development build (new)

  • 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 can be viewed here


Stable build

  • 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.