Wine (software)

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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; 10 months ago (18 January 2022)
Preview release
7.22[2] Edit this on Wikidata / 26 November 2022; 2 days ago (26 November 2022)
Written inC
Operating systemUnix-like systems and Microsoft Windows
Size19 MB (archived)
Available inEnglish
TypeCompatibility layer
LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License

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 7.22 Released". 26 November 2022. Retrieved 27 November 2022.
  3. "Winelib". Wine HQ. Retrieved 2019-01-22.

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