A few days ago the guys who are in charge of the development of Wine, announced the release of a new version of the Wine development branch, being the new version "Wine 5.6 " and it is that since the release of version 5.5, A total of 38 bugs have been closed and 458 changes have been made.
Many of the changes that were implemented in this new version of the development branch were targeted at d3d9, d3d10 and d3d11 implementations, Since a lot of work was done on improving stability with various games in the implementation.
For those who do not know about Wine, they should know that this is a layer of the open source implementation of the Win32 API 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 you can also optionally use native Windows DLLs, if available.
Please note that while some applications and games work fine with Wine on a Linux distribution, others may have bugs. Unless a specific Windows program is essential for you, in general it is advisable to try to find an alternative to the desired program in Linux first or choose a cloud solution.
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Main changes in the development version of Wine 5.6
Of the most notable changes in this new version, the implementation of the Media Foundation framework is mentioned, as well as the improvements in support for Active Directory, problems with compiling wldap32 on systems without LDAP support installed have been resolved.
Also it is mentioned that conversion of modules to PE format continued and support for using the gdb debugger in proxy mode was improved.
From bug reports closed Related to the work of games and applications, several fixes are mentioned for:
- MySQL 8: the installer failed
- Explorer ++: displays disabled toolbar icons incorrectly
- Roblox studio
- WebEx Meeting, Passmark 7.0
- AVG Free 8.x / 9.x Antivirus Edition
- MSYS2, Cossack II
- Keygen Assistant 2.x
- Monogram GraphStudio v0.3.x
- Star Wars KOTOR II: The Sith Lords
- Evernote 5.5.x
- Roblox Player, LEGO Lord of the Rings
- Diablo 3
- Dead Space
- MYOB Accounting v18.5.x
- Cairo Shell v0.3.x
- Late shift
- Star Wars: The Old Republic
- Panzer Corps 2: was requesting svcp140.dll
- Magic The Gathering Online: Won't start
- Warframe: fix in the launcher
If you want to know more about the changes implemented in this development version, you can consult the detailss in the following link.
How to install the development version of Wine 5.6 on Linux?
If you are interested in being able to try this new development version of Wine on your distro, You can do it by following the instructions we share below.
To install this version of Wine 5.6 on 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/31/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 its official distribution repositories.
sudo pacman -Sy wine
Si are openSUSE users You can install Wine from the official repositories of the distribution.
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