compatibility layer for running Windows software on Unix-like systems
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. Some Wine code is used in ReactOS, a free operating system that is Windows-compatible and is not based on Unix.
|Original author(s)||Alexandre Julliard|
(1,426 and counting)
|Initial release||July 4, 1993|
8.0.1 / 20 April 2023
8.9 / 26 May 2023
|Operating system||Unix-like systems and Microsoft Windows|
|Size||19 MB (archived)|
|License||GNU Lesser General Public License|
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).
- ↑ "Wine 8.0.1 Released". 20 April 2023. Retrieved 20 April 2023.
- ↑ "Wine 8.9 Released". 26 May 2023. Retrieved 28 May 2023.
- ↑ "Winelib". Wine HQ. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
- Official website
- Wine newsgroup (Google web interface)
- Jeremy White's Wine Answers - Slashdot interview with Jeremy White of CodeWeavers
- Jeremy White interview Archived 2008-02-24 at the Wayback Machine on the "Mad Penguin" web-site
- Appointment of the Software Freedom Law Center as legal counsel to represent the Wine project
- Wine Archived 2011-08-08 at the Wayback Machine on Freshmeat
- Wine: Where it came from, how to use it, where it's going a work by Dan Kegel