|Original author(s)||Alexandre Julliard|
(1,426 and counting)
|Initial release||July 4, 1993|
1.8.4 / August 22, 2016
1.9.18 / September 3, 2016
|Repository||https://source.winehq.org/git/wine.git, git://github.com/sarnex/wine-d3d9-patches.git, git://github.com/wine-compholio/wine-staging.git, git://source.winehq.org/git/wine.git|
|Operating system||Unix-like systems and Microsoft Windows|
|Size||20 MB (archived)|
|License||GNU 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 also provides a software library known as Winelib which developers can compile Windows applications against to help port them to Unix-like systems. 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). As of 2012, not all Windows programs work in Wine, and some that do work have problems.
References[change | change source]
- "Winelib". Wine HQ. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official website
- Wine newsgroup (Google web interface)
- Jeremy White's Wine Answers - Slashdot interview with Jeremy White of CodeWeavers
- Jeremy White interview on the "Mad Penguin" web-site
- Appointment of the Software Freedom Law Center as legal counsel to represent the Wine project
- Wine on Freshmeat
- Wine: Where it came from, how to use it, where it's going a work by Dan Kegel
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