Direct3D 12 support in 4. This conference was a major turning point in Wine's history because it recognized Wine-Staging as part of the development process. This greatly raises Linux marketshare, drawing more commercial and community developers to Linux.
Further, the Wine community recognized the need to update the stable version of Wine for various Linux distributions to depend on.
By letting users reuse the Windows applications they have invested time and money in, Wine dramatically lowers the barrier that prevents users from switching to Linux.
It mainly covers experimental functions and bug fixes. Security[ edit ] Because of Wine's ability to run Windows binary code, concerns have been raised over native Windows viruses and malware affecting Unix-like operating systems.
The Wine wiki maintains a page of current and obsolete third-party applications. An alternative to improve the security without the slowness of using a virtual machine, is to run Wine in an LXC container, like Anbox software is doing by default with Android.
Lutris is an open source application to easily install Windows games on Linux.
Because Wine implements these specs, it will also implement any security vulnerabilities they contain. Patches committed to Wine-Staging get the added benefit of help from Wine Developers who are willing to work through the patch approval process.
Manages multiple wine configurations for different programs in the form of "bottles.