Wine 2.6

Wine is an implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. It does not require Microsoft Windows, but can use native Windows DLLs if they are available. It provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows source code to Unix as well as a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows programs to run on x86-based Unixes.

Tags c x86 windows win32 emulator compatibility library desktop operating-system
License GNU LGPL
State prerelease

Recent Releases

2.614 Apr 2017 21:25 minor feature: Multi-threaded command stream in Direct3D. More Shader Model 5 instructions. More support for 3D textures. Better font transformations in DirectWrite. Various.
2.501 Apr 2017 23:25 minor feature: Support for message-mode named pipes. Translation of version resources through po files. Transform feedback support in Direct3D. Scheduler classes in C++ runtime. Better scrolling in popup menus. More improvements to the XML reader. Various.
2.418 Mar 2017 14:05 minor feature: Built-in implementation of cryptographic hashes. Mono engine updated with upstream. More Direct3D command stream work. Simulated bold and italic in DirectWrite. Improvements to the XML reader. Various.
2.306 Mar 2017 07:45 minor feature: Obsolete wineinstall script removed. More Direct3D command stream work. A few more Shader Model 5 instructions. Better underline rendering in DirectWrite. Improved ODBC support on 64-bit. Various.
2.219 Feb 2017 13:45 minor feature: Windows version set to Windows 7 for new pre. More steps towards the Direct3D command stream. Still more Shader Model 5 instructions. Initial support for double-buffered theme painting. Various.
2.105 Feb 2017 07:25 minor feature: Many that were deferred during code freeze. More Shader Model 5 instructions. A number of improvements to MIME message handling. Line breaking improvements in DirectWrite. HID bus service now running by default. Direct2D rendering improvements. Various. Source release tarballs now use xz compression.
2.0-rc110 Dec 2016 22:25 minor feature: This is the first release candidate for the upcoming Wine 2.0. It marks the beginning of the code freeze period. Please give this release a good testing to help us make 2.0 as good as possible. What's new in this release: Bug fix update of the Mono engine. Support for IDN name resolution. Many more Shader Model 5 operations. Still more fixes in the regression tests. Various bug fixes.
1.9.2426 Nov 2016 21:45 minor feature: Support for unordered access views in Direct3D. Many in the regression tests. Some more improvements in HID support. Various.
1.9.2313 Nov 2016 07:25 minor feature: HID bus support for macOS. Color font support in Direct2D. More color formats in Direct3D. Uninstallation in MSI. Various.
1.9.2230 Oct 2016 07:25 minor feature: MacOS clipboard support adapted to the new design. Initial implementation of bitmap rendering in Direct2D. More WebServices implementation. A few more steps towards HID support. Various.
1.9.2115 Oct 2016 21:45 minor feature: Initial version of the HID minidriver. Support for lists in the RichEdit control. System tray improvements. Various.
1.9.2003 Oct 2016 10:25 minor feature: Reimplementation of the clipboard API. Message handling in WebServices. Many more API Set libraries. Various.
1.9.1918 Sep 2016 05:25 minor feature: Initial version of a udev bus driver for HID. Various improvements in joystick support. Initial implementation of DC rendering in Direct2D. Improved metafile support in GDI+. Various.
1.9.1804 Sep 2016 17:25 minor feature: Support for multiple kernel drivers in a single process. More WebServices reader support. Various improvements in joystick support. Some more work towards the Direct3D command stream. GDI performance improvements. Improved IME window handling. Compatibility in the clipboard support. Various.
1.9.1721 Aug 2016 06:45 minor feature: Better exception handling on 64-bit. Various improvements in joystick support. Some more stream support in the C++ runtime. Font embedding improvements. More metafile support in GDI+. Various.
1.9.1607 Aug 2016 07:25 minor feature: Better 64-bit binary compatibility on macOS. Performance improvements in JavaScript. More progress towards the Direct3D command stream. More shader instructions in Direct3D. Performance improvements in GDI. Various.
1.9.1524 Jul 2016 10:25 minor feature: More shader instructions in Direct3D. Performance improvements in GDI. Better multi-joystick support on macOS. Active Scripting improvements. Additional stream support in the C++ runtime. Various.
1.9.1410 Jul 2016 07:05 minor feature: More Shader Model 5 support in Direct3D. Some more write support in WebServices. Performance improvements in GDI. Some more progress towards the Direct3D command stream. Various.
1.9.1325 Jun 2016 12:45 minor feature: New version of the Gecko engine based on Firefox 47. More Shader Model 5 support in Direct3D. Unicode data updated to Unicode 9.0.0. Improvements to GDI paths and metafiles. More progress towards the Direct3D command stream. Joystick support improvements on Mac OS X. Various.
1.8.317 Jun 2016 21:25 minor feature: Various. A lot of NVidia cards added to the GPU description table. Updates to the National Language Support files.
1.9.1211 Jun 2016 23:45 minor feature: Update of the Mono engine. Initial version of a taskbar in desktop mode. for right-to-left languages in Uniscribe. More Shader Model 4 support in Direct3D. Better metafile support in RichEdit. Various.
1.9.1130 May 2016 14:05 minor feature: Better support for long URLs in WinInet. Various Direct3D 11 improvements. Down-mixing support in DirectSound. Some cosmetic improvements in desktop mode. Various.
1.9.1017 May 2016 15:45 minor feature: High resolution ( quot;Retina quot;) rendering option on Mac OS X. More compatible directory enumeration. A number of C++ runtime. Video output improvements. Various.
1.9.902 May 2016 05:45 minor feature: More work towards the WineD3D command stream. Service proxies in WebServices. Query support in the builtin reg.exe utility. Improved support for long URLs in WinInet. Various.
1.9.820 Apr 2016 11:05 minor feature: More work towards the WineD3D command stream. update of the Mono engine. More WebServices reader support. Still more Shader Model 5 support. Support for gradients in metafiles. Improved table formatting in WinHelp. Various.
1.9.703 Apr 2016 03:05 minor feature: More work towards the WineD3D command stream. More support for Shader Model 5 shaders. C++ exception handling on x86-64. Support for Windows-style static import libraries. Performance in the XML writer. Various.
1.9.620 Mar 2016 07:45 minor feature: Better video card detection when using Mesa. Support for Shader Model 5 shaders. C++ exception handling improvements. Various.
1.9.505 Mar 2016 21:25 minor feature: New version of the Mono engine, with 64-bit support. Beginnings of the WineD3D command stream. Support for effect states in Direct3DX. Drag amp; drop improvements. Various.
1.9.420 Feb 2016 16:25 minor feature: Support for color glyphs and font fallbacks in DirectWrite. Improvements to the WebServices reader. Support for more formats in Direct3D 11. Simplified syntax and clean up of tests marked todo. Various.
1.9.309 Feb 2016 00:45 minor feature: New version of the Gecko engine based on Firefox 44. JSON support in JavaScript. Improved line breaking in DirectWrite. Some more write support in WebServices. Still more Shader Model 4 instructions. Various.
1.9.223 Jan 2016 19:25 minor feature: GStreamer 1.0 support. Support for SHA hashes in BCrypt. Synthesizing bold glyphs also for bitmap fonts. Underlines support in DirectWrite. Still more Shader Model 4 instructions. Various.
1.9.110 Jan 2016 09:45 minor feature: A few more deferred. Support for deregisters on x86-64. More Shader Model 4 instructions. Support for the Mingw ARM toolchain. Various.
1.9.027 Dec 2015 12:45 minor feature: A number of that were deferred during code freeze. WSAPoll implementation. Standard font dialog. X11 drag amp;drop improvements. Various.
1.7.5514 Nov 2015 22:05 minor feature: Pulse audio driver. Various for Microsoft Office 2013 support. Some more implementation of the Web Services DLL. More for the latest C runtime version. Improvements to the Makefile generation. Various.
1.7.5401 Nov 2015 06:45 minor feature: Implementation of the TransmitFile function. More implementation of the Web Services DLL. Improved video decoding. Alternative for the deprecated prelink tool. Major Turkish translation update. Various.
1.7.5318 Oct 2015 18:45 minor feature: Support for the various versions of XAudio. More implementation of the Web Services DLL. Improved OLE object embedding. Various code cleanups in Direct3D. New MAINTAINERS file and Signed-off-by requirement to, Various.
1.7.5204 Oct 2015 10:05 minor feature: Unicode data updated to Unicode 8.0.0. Some implementation of the Web Services DLL. More Direct3D 11 interfaces. A few more functions in the C++ runtime. Output standard glyph names in the PostScript driver. Various.
1.7.5107 Sep 2015 01:45 minor feature: XAudio2 implementation using OpenAL Soft. Support for the new Universal C Runtime DLL. Dropdown menu support in the standard Open Dialog. Grayscale rendering mode in DirectWrite. Various.
1.7.5022 Aug 2015 20:25 minor feature: New version of the Gecko engine based on Firefox 40. First steps of the Direct3D 11 implementation. Better font matching in DirectWrite. Support for OpenMP on ARM platforms. Various.
1.7.4909 Aug 2015 02:05 minor feature: DirectWrite is now good enough for rendering text in Steam. A number of Direct2D improvements. Some more OpenMP functions. Support for namespaces in the IDL compiler. Various bug fixes.
1.7.4829 Jul 2015 22:05 minor feature: Fleshed out OpenMP implementation. I/O stream support in the MSVCIRT C++ runtime. Support for pixel snapping in DirectWrite. More support for OpenGL core contexts. Various bug fixes.
1.7.4711 Jul 2015 17:25 minor feature: Text drawing in Direct2D. Support for the new thread pool API. Toolbar state saving. Beginnings of an implementation for proper HID support. Support for file objects in device drivers. Various bug fixes.
1.7.4627 Jun 2015 12:45 minor feature: Improvements in the BITS file transfer service. Still more progress on DirectWrite implementation. Support for shared user data on 64-bit. Various C++ runtime improvements. Some more support for the 64-bit ARM platform. Various bug fixes.
1.7.4514 Jun 2015 06:25 minor feature: Better debugging support on 64-bit Mac OS X. Some more progress on DirectWrite implementation. A number of RichEdit control fixes. Beginning implementation of the old MSVCIRT C++ runtime. Various bug fixes.
1.7.4430 May 2015 12:05 minor feature: More support for the COM interfaces of the RichEdit control. Initial version of a SmartTee filter. Some more support for the ARM64 platform. Support for the null device kernel object. Various bug fixes.
1.7.4316 May 2015 23:05 minor feature: Improved support for Shell Browser windows. Some more API Sets libraries. Read/write operations support with built-in devices. Major Catalan translation update. Support for WoW64 mode on ARM64. Various bug fixes.
1.7.4202 May 2015 08:25 minor feature: Support for dynamic timezone information. Initial desktop shell window support. Some more Direct2D support. Various bug fixes.
1.7.4118 Apr 2015 22:25 minor feature: More Known Folders supported in the shell. Some more support for kernel job objects. More MSI patches improvements. Some theming fixes. Various bug fixes.
1.7.4004 Apr 2015 10:25 major bugfix: Support for kernel job objects. Various fixes to the ListView control. Better support for OOB data in Windows Sockets. Support for DIB images in the OLE data cache. Improved support for MSI patches. Some fixes for ACL file permissions. Various bug fixes.
1.7.3921 Mar 2015 07:05 minor feature: WinMM joystick support on Mac OS X. Kerning support in DirectWrite. Support for DirectX Media Objects filters. Better support for animated GIFs in GdiPlus. Improved support for Known Folders in Shell32. Various bug fixes.
1.7.3807 Mar 2015 11:05 minor feature: New version of the Gecko engine based on Firefox 36. Support for themed scrollbars. Updated version of the Mono engine. More compatible RPC interface for service control. Support for X Drag Drop version 5. Threading fixes in IME support. Various bug fixes.
1.7.3722 Feb 2015 12:25 minor feature: Interface change notifications. Support for the UTF-7 encoding. A number of graphical fixes for themed controls. Wininet now implemented on top of Win32 sockets. Various bug fixes.
1.7.3608 Feb 2015 06:25 minor feature: Some preliminary 64-bit support for Mac OS X. Support for configuring speakers in Winecfg. Improved support for Mac OS X Trash folder. Support for typographic features in DirectWrite. Various bug fixes.
1.7.3524 Jan 2015 20:45 minor feature: Beginnings of support for OpenGL core contexts. Initial support for glyph placement in DirectWrite. Some more WBEM objects. Various bug fixes.
1.7.3410 Jan 2015 06:45 minor feature: Support for surround sound in DirectSound. Better text run support in DirectWrite. Many HTML engine fixes. More support for WBEM objects. A few more C/C++ runtime functions. Various bug fixes.
1.7.3313 Dec 2014 07:25 minor feature: Support for copy/paste commands in MSHTML. Some more font support in DirectWrite. Better handling for loss of focus in Direct3D windows. Several more API Sets DLLs. Various bug fixes.
1.7.3229 Nov 2014 11:05 minor feature: New version of the Mono engine. A few more functions implemented in MSHTML. Improved support for restoring display mode. Font metrics improvements in DirectWrite. Various bug fixes.
1.7.3115 Nov 2014 03:16 minor feature: New version of the Gecko engine based on Firefox 34. Support for the Visual Studio 2013 version of the C/C++ runtimes. More font metrics support in DirectWrite. Some more Direct2D work. Various bug fixes.
1.7.3001 Nov 2014 03:15 minor feature: More support for fonts in DirectWrite. Improved ATL thunk support. A few more C runtime functions. Regedit import/export fixes. Various bug fixes.
1.7.2918 Oct 2014 03:15 minor feature: Support for shaping and BiDi mirroring in DirectWrite. Some page fault handling fixes. A few more C runtime functions. Various bug fixes.
1.7.2720 Sep 2014 03:15 minor feature: Some more work on Direct2D support. Various improvements to RichEdit interfaces. Initial support for ICMP version 6. Various bug fixes.
1.7.2606 Sep 2014 03:15 minor feature: Still more DirectWrite functions. Improvements to the common File Dialog. A number of C runtime improvements. Various bug fixes.
1.7.2523 Aug 2014 03:15 minor feature: Implementation of the packet capture library. A few more DirectWrite functions. Improvements in HTML table support. More VBScript math functions. Various bug fixes.
1.7.2409 Aug 2014 03:15 minor feature: Beginning of some DirectWrite classes implementation. Initial wrapper dll for the packet capture library. Some crypto improvements. Various bug fixes.
1.7.2326 Jul 2014 09:16 minor feature: Better support for files drag drop, improvements to the HTTP cookie management, initial support for 64-bit Android builds, fixes to crypto certificates management, various bug fixes.
1.7.2220 Jul 2014 17:27 minor feature: Support for Unicode bracketing pairs. Improved Internet cookie support. OS X CoreAudio driver uses AUHAL instead of AudioQueue. Initial support for geographical information. Various bug fixes.
1.7.2105 Jul 2014 20:20 minor feature: Support for critical sections in the C runtime. Unicode data updated to Unicode 7.0. Support for interlaced PNG encoding. Initial stub for the Packager library. Various bug fixes.