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Latest news in the Wine community.
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Wine 7.0-rc3 Released

December 26, 2021

The Wine development release 7.0-rc3 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wine 7.0-rc2 Released

December 17, 2021

The Wine development release 7.0-rc2 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Bug fixes only, we are in code freeze.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wine 7.0-rc1 Released

December 10, 2021

The Wine development release 7.0-rc1 is now available.

This is the first release candidate for the upcoming Wine 7.0. It marks the beginning of the yearly code freeze period. Please give this release a good testing and report any issue that you find, to help us make 7.0 as good as possible.

What's new in this release:

  • Reimplementation of the WinMM joystick driver.
  • All Unix libraries converted to the syscall-based interface.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

World Wine News Issue 409

December 10, 2021

WWN Issue 409 was released today.

Wine 6.23 Released

December 3, 2021

The Wine development release 6.23 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Mount manager and CoreAudio driver converted to PE.
  • Support for exception handling in Wow64 mode.
  • Optional support for using the distribution's PE libraries.
  • A number of UI improvements in WineDbg.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

World Wine News Issue 408

December 3, 2021

Wine 6.22 Released

November 19, 2021

The Wine development release 6.22 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Mono engine updated to version 7.0.0.
  • Exception unwinding on ARM.
  • More improvements to HID joystick support.
  • WoW64 thunks in a number of Unix libraries.
  • Beginnings of moving USER32 to Win32u.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

World Wine News Issue 407

November 12, 2021

Wine 6.21 Released

November 5, 2021

The Wine development release 6.21 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • WinSpool, GPhoto, and a few other modules converted to PE.
  • Better support for inline functions in DbgHelp.
  • Beginnings of a MSDASQL implementation.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

World Wine News Issue 406

October 29, 2021

Wine 6.0.2 Released

October 26, 2021

The Wine maintenance release 6.0.2 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Compilation fixes (freetype, gcc 11)
  • Default to building with GnuTLS support on macOS, if present
  • Various bug fixes

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wine 6.20 Released

October 22, 2021

The Wine development release 6.20 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • MSXml, XAudio, DInput and a few other modules converted to PE.
  • A few system libraries are bundled with the source to support PE builds.
  • HID joystick is now the only supported joystick backend in DirectInput.
  • Better support for MSVCRT builds in Winelib.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wine 6.19 Released

October 8, 2021

The Wine development release 6.19 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • IPHlpApi, NsiProxy, WineDbg and a few other modules converted to PE.
  • More HID joystick work.
  • Kernel parts of GDI moved to Win32u.
  • More work towards Dwarf 3/4 debug support.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wine 6.18 Released

September 24, 2021

The Wine development release 6.18 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Shell32 and WineBus libraries converted to PE.
  • Unicode data updated to Unicode version 14.
  • Mono engine updated to version 6.4.0, with COM improvements.
  • More work towards Dwarf 3/4 debug support.
  • HID joystick enabled by default.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wine 6.17 Released

September 10, 2021

The Wine development release 6.17 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • WineCfg program converted to PE.
  • Better high-DPI support in builtin applications.
  • More preparation work for the GDI syscall interface.
  • Improved debugger support in Wow64 mode.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wine 6.16 Released

August 27, 2021

The Wine development release 6.16 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Initial version of a HID-based joystick backend.
  • Improved high-DPI theming support.
  • More preparation work for the GDI syscall interface.
  • Better CodeView support in WineDump.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wine 6.15 Released

August 13, 2021

The Wine development release 6.15 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • WinSock (WS2_32) library converted to PE.
  • Support for performance data in the registry.
  • More 32->64-bit thunks for NTDLL calls.
  • Improved floating point status handling in the C runtime.
  • More preparation work for the GDI syscall interface.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wine 6.14 Released

July 30, 2021

The Wine development release 6.14 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Mono engine updated to version 6.3.0, with upstream updates.
  • 32->64-bit thunks implemented in WOW64 dll.
  • More preparation work for the GDI syscall interface.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wine 6.13 Released

July 20, 2021

The Wine development release 6.13 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Proper scrollbar theming.
  • More work towards WinSock PE conversion.
  • Preparation work for the GDI syscall interface.
  • Some progress on the IPHLPAPI PE conversion.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

OSPP Summer 2021

July 3, 2021

This year, we have three students participating in OSPP Summer 2021. Welcome!

Enjoy Wine coding this summer! :)

Wine 6.12 Released

July 2, 2021

The Wine development release 6.12 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Builtin "Blue" and "Classic Blue" themes.
  • More work towards WinSock PE conversion.
  • Beginnings of the NSI (Network Store Interface) implementation.
  • Support for 32/64-bit registry views in reg.exe.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wine 6.11 Released

June 18, 2021

The Wine development release 6.11 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Theming support in all builtin programs.
  • All remaining CRT math functions imported from Musl.
  • MP3 support requires libmpg123 also on macOS.
  • Support for codepage 720 (Arabic).
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wine 6.0.1 Released

June 7, 2021

The Wine maintenance release 6.0.1 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Various bug fixes
  • Add support for wine64 on Apple M1
  • Translation updates
  • Documentation updates

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wine 6.10 Released

June 4, 2021

The Wine development release 6.10 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • Mono engine updated to version 6.2.0, with upstream updates.
  • Shell folders naming scheme follows recent Windows.
  • WinePulse library converted to PE.
  • More math functions from Musl in the C runtime.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wine 6.9 Released

May 21, 2021

The Wine development release 6.9 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • WPCAP library converted to PE.
  • Support for paper forms in the print spooler.
  • More math functions from Musl in the C runtime.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.