Wine runs Windows applications on Linux, BSD, Solaris and Mac OS X.

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 OSX, & BSD. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly, eliminating the performance and memory penalties of other methods and allowing you to cleanly integrate Windows applications into your desktop.

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  • c
  • opengl
  • directx
  • x11
  • win32


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  • desktop integration
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The Wine Project 2016 Projects

  • Sulley
    Further work on the Visual C++ iostream library
    The Microsoft Visual C++ iostream library is a now obsolete library distributed with Visual Studio versions up to 6.0, implemented in the file...
  • Aaryaman Vasishta
    Implement basic rendering for Direct3D Retained mode
    Last year, the main object creation API's of devices for all versions of Direct3DRM were implemented. There's still quite some work left before...