Wine (software)

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Wine
WINE-Logo.svg
Wine configuration screenshot.png
screenshot of winecfg
Original author(s)Alexandre Julliard
Developer(s)Wine authors
(1,426 and counting)
Initial releaseJuly 4, 1993; 29 years ago (1993-07-04)
Stable release
7.0[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 18 January 2022; 7 months ago (18 January 2022)
Preview release
6.0-rc2[2] Edit this on Wikidata / 11 December 2020; 18 December 2020; 29 January 2021; 12 February 2021; 26 February 2021; 12 March 2021; 26 March 2021; 9 April 2021; 23 April 2021; 7 May 2021; 21 May 2021; 4 June 2021; 18 June 2021; 2 July 2021; 20 July 2021; 30 July 2021; 13 August 2021; 27 August 2021; 10 September 2021; 24 September 2021; 8 October 2021; 22 October 2021; 5 November 2021; 19 November 2021; 3 December 2021; 10 December 2021; 17 December 2021; 28 January 2022; 11 February 2022; 25 February 2022; 11 March 2022; 25 March 2022; 8 April 2022; 22 April 2022; 6 May 2022; 20 May 2022; 3 June 2022; 17 June 2022; 1 July 2022; 15 July 2022; Error: first parameter cannot be parsed as a date or time. (11 December 2020; 18 December 2020; 29 January 2021; 12 February 2021; 26 February 2021; 12 March 2021; 26 March 2021; 9 April 2021; 23 April 2021; 7 May 2021; 21 May 2021; 4 June 2021; 18 June 2021; 2 July 2021; 20 July 2021; 30 July 2021; 13 August 2021; 27 August 2021; 10 September 2021; 24 September 2021; 8 October 2021; 22 October 2021; 5 November 2021; 19 November 2021; 3 December 2021; 10 December 2021; 17 December 2021; 28 January 2022; 11 February 2022; 25 February 2022; 11 March 2022; 25 March 2022; 8 April 2022; 22 April 2022; 6 May 2022; 20 May 2022; 3 June 2022; 17 June 2022; 1 July 2022; 15 July 2022)
Repository
Written inC
Operating systemUnix-like systems and Microsoft Windows
PlatformCross-platform
Size19 MB (archived)
Available inEnglish
TypeCompatibility layer
LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License
Websitehttps://www.winehq.org

Wine is a piece of software which lets Unix-like computer operating systems on the x86 and x86-64 architectures to execute programs written for Microsoft Windows. Wine runs Windows programs without using emulation. Wine also provides a software library known as Winelib which developers can compile Windows applications against to help port them to Unix-like systems.[3] Some Wine code is used in ReactOS, a free operating system that is Windows-compatible and is not based on Unix.

The Wine developers released version 1.0 of Wine, after 15 years of development, on June 17 2008. Wine is free software, released under terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).

References[change | change source]

  1. "Wine 7.0 Released". 18 January 2022. Retrieved 18 January 2022.
  2. "Wine 6.0-rc2 Released". Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  3. "Winelib". Wine HQ. Retrieved 2019-01-22.

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