Status of Wine on macOS Catalina and Mojave

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sun Oct 6 14:36:09 UTC 2019

Apple has announced they will ship macOS Catalina this month. Apple has removed all support for running 32-bit software from Catalina. If you rely on 32-bit Windows software that runs via Wine, do not upgrade to Catalina because if you do, you won't be able to run that software anymore.

CodeWeavers are working on a solution but they currently estimate they will not be ready for several more months. Here's a detailed explanation of the problems and the progress made on the solution:

Users of macOS Mojave already know that installing Wine via MacPorts on Mojave doesn't work either, not without a lot of help as described here:

If you want to run 32-bit Windows software on macOS, your best bet for now continues to be to stick with macOS High Sierra or earlier.

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