Wine 5.0 now available for all supported operating systems
When it comes to running Windows software on Linux-based operating systems, Wine is one of the best choices lying around — and most likely the most popular one. Yesterday, the Wine team announced the arrival of the stable release labeled 5.0.
According to the official news release, this new piece of code comes as the result of a year of development and includes no less than 7,400 individual changes. The four main highlights mentioned by the Wine team are the following:
- Builtin modules in PE format.
- Multi-monitor support.
- XAudio2 reimplementation.
- Vulkan 1.1 support.
The Wine 5.0 binaries can be downloaded for Android, Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Slackware, SUSE, and macOS. The source code can be obtained via this link. A detailed description of the noticeable changes in this release can be found here.
The sad part that comes with Wine 5.0 is the fact that this release is dedicated to Józef Kucia, the lead developer of the vkd3d project and a major contributor to Wine's Direct3D implementation, who passed away last August at only 30 years old.