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Wine 5.0 now available for all supported operating systems

Wine 5.0 now available for download, source code also up for grabs (Source: WineHQ)
Wine 5.0 now available (Source: WineHQ)
The version labeled 5.0 of the popular open-source software compatibility layer known as Wine has just surfaced as both source code and binary for multiple operating systems, including Android, macOS, and various Linux distros. The list of major changes includes Vulkan 1.1 and multi-monitor support, built-in modules in PE format, and more.
Codrut Nistor,

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.

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Codrut Nistor, 2020-01-22 (Update: 2020-01-22)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.