The developers in charge of the Wine project have released just a few days ago the new version of Wine, reaching its new version Wine 3.14 with which it comes with several bug fixes and a few improvements over its previous version.
Wine ("Wine Is Not an Emulator" recursive acronym) is a program capable of running a Windows compatibility layer on Linux, MacOS and BSD.
Wine is an excellent completely free alternative to the Windows API for GNU / Linux systems and can also optionally use native Windows DLLs, if available.
Moreover, Wine offers a development kit as well as a Windows program loader, so developers can easily modify many Windows programs that run under Unix x86, including Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, and Solaris.
Recently, Wine released development version 3.14, in this version, some improvements and bug fixes were included.
De The new improvements that came with this new version can be highlighted:
- Added support for DXTn decompression texture.
- Postponement support for MSI install shares.
- Japanese keyboard support was added in DirectInput.
- More improvements to the standard task dialog.
- A little more icons in Shell32.
- And above all various bug fixes.
If you want to know more about this new version, you can visit the following link.
How to install Wine 3.14 on Linux?
If you want to install this new version of the Wine development branch on your system, you must follow the following steps, according to your Linux distribution.
Si are users of Ubuntu, Linux Mint and derivatives, it is necessary that they follow the following instructions to be able to have a Wine installation and run it on the system without problems.
This step will only be done by those who use a 64-bit version of the system, we are going to enable the 32-bit architecture in the system
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
Now we are going to add the following to the system:
wget https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key sudo apt-key add Release.key
We add the repository:
sudo apt-add-repository https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ sudo apt-get update
Done this, We proceed to install the essential packages for Wine to run smoothly on the system:
sudo apt-get --download-only install winehq-devel sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-devel sudo apt-get --download-only dist-upgrade
While for those who are users of Debian and systems based on it, should do the following.
They must first enable 32-bit architecture on the system
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
We proceed to download the Wine public key:
wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key
We add it to the system
sudo apt-key add Release.key
Now We must edit the sources.list and add the Wine repository to the system, we do this with:
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
If they are Debian 9 users add:
deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/debian/stretch main
Or if are Debian 8 users:
deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/debian/jessie main
We update the list of packages with:
sudo apt-get update
Y finally we install with:
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-devel
For, In the case of Fedora and its derivatives, we must add the appropriate repository to the version we are using.
sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/fedora/27/winehq.repo
sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/fedora/28/winehq.repo
And finally we must install Wine with:
sudo dnf install winehq-devel
In the case of Arch Linux, Manjaro, Antergos or any distribution based on Arch Linux We can install this new version from its official distribution repositories.
The command to install it is:
sudo pacman -sy wine
Si are openSUSE users can install Wine from the official distribution repositories, although at the moment the development version has not been updated within the repositories.
We will only have to wait for the packages to be updated, this will be in a matter of days.
The command to install Wine is as follows:
sudo zypper install wine
Or if you prefer, you can check the community packages where you can get the Wine rpm, you just have to go to the following link.