Dev 6.3 (NEW) & Stable 6 / 26-02-2021



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.





Most Recent Development Changes (26-02-2021)

  • What's new in this release (see below for details):

  • Better debugger support in the NT syscall interface.

  • WineGStreamer library converted to PE.

  • Still more WinRT support in WIDL.

  • Optional support for build IDs.

  • Various bug fixes

Most Recent Stable Changes (14-01-2021)

This release represents a year of development effort and over 8,300 individual changes. It contains a large number of improvements that are listed in the release notes below. The areas of major changes are:

  • Core modules in PE format.

  • Vulkan backend for WineD3D.

  • DirectShow and Media Foundation support.

  • Text console redesign.Support for x86 AVX registers.

  • Detailed coverage can be viewed here