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 OSX, & BSD. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly, eliminating the performance and memory penalties of other methods and allowing you to cleanly integrate Windows applications into your desktop.
- Many fixes 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 bug fixes
- Source release tarballs now use xz compression
Reviewing 2.0 RC5 (Jan 16, 2017)
Wine is really good at everything but games now, and game issues are mostly cause by driver issues.
Reviewing 1.9.19 Development (Sep 24, 2016)
Reviewing 1.9.8 Development (Apr 18, 2016)
Why the f^ck does everyone think they need MS Office just to do email.. I'll never understand why people want any MS crap on their machines.
Reviewing 1.7.28 Development (Oct 4, 2014)
Wine development has almost completely stalled recently. Sigh. :(
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