There is no doubt that the team behind the development of Wine has done a lot of work this year And it is that from one moment to another without warning and without further ado, an increase and improvements in the development of Wine began to be noticed, when some months ago it had been thought that it was slow and it would even be about to be abandoned since branch 1 .xx we did not pass.
The Wine team recently announced the availability of a new development version, reaching version 3.18. For those who are still unaware of this utility, I can comment on the following.
Wine is a compatibility layer that runs Windows programs on Linux, MacOS, and BSD.
Wine itself does not require Windows support as it is a completely free alternative to the Windows API, but Wine can choose to use the local Windows DLLS if they are available.
In addition, Wine provides a development kit to port Windows source code to Unix, as well as a program loader that allows developers to easily modify many Windows programs that run on x86 Unix, including Linux, FreeBSD, and Mac OS X. And Solaris.
Wine it's not like a virtual machine or simulator that mimics the same internal Windows logic, but the Windows API call translated into a POSI callDynamic X, removing performance and other behaviors from the memory footprint, so you can clearly configure the Windows application on your desktop.
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About the new development version of Wine 3.18
Few days ago Wine's official website released a development version 3.18, in which FreeType 2.8.1 is used for rendering sub-pixel fonts.
Besides it OAEP algorithm is supported in RSA encryption, and DCOM array ordering issues and other bugs are fixed.
Unsurprisingly, the Wine team has kept updates roughly every two weeks to show what they've been working on. The progress over the course of this year has been quite amazing.
These are the highlights of what's new in Wine 3.18:
- Subpixel font rendering with FreeType> = 2.8.1.
- Support for OAEP algorithm in RSA encryption.
- Fix by fixing fixes in DCOM.
- Improved DPI scaling in the Wine console.
- Error reports related to the operation of games and applications are closed: PVSYST 5, Microsoft Office 365, Cegid Business Line, Spreaker Studio 1.4.2, Age of empires 3, Black Desert Online, Life On Mars, Rise of Nations Extended, Baidu Wifi Hotspot, League of Legends 8.12+, Fifa 19, AnyRail 6.
As for bug fixes, they noticed quite a few this time with 46 marked as resolved.
How to install the development version of Wine 3.18 on Linux?
To install this version of Wine 3.18 in Ubuntu and derivatives we are going to do the following, in a terminal we type:
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 sudo apt-add-repository https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ sudo apt-get update 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.
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key sudo apt-key add Release.key sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/debian/stretch main sudo apt-get update 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/28/winehq.repo 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 their official distribution repositories.
sudo pacman -Sy wine
Yes yesOpenSUSE users can install Wine from the distribution's official 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