Editor's Review for Wine
Wine (originally an acronym for “Wine Is Not an Emulator”) is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems. Such as Linux, Mac and BSD OS.
Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly, allows you to cleanly integrate Windows applications into your desktop. Also eliminates the performance and memory penalties of other methods.
Wine is a free software. Approximately half of source code is written by volunteers, with the remaining effort sponsored by commercial interests.
The Wine maintenance release 3.0.1 is now available.
What’s new in this release?
- Various bug fixes
- Translation updates
The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.