The Wine development team recently made the announcement of the new release of the development version of Wine 3.11 which comes with new features, various bug fixes and especially new device support.
For, those who still do not know this tool I can tell you that Wine is a popular free and open source software intended for running Windows applications on Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.
To be a little more technical, Wine is a compatibility layer; translates system calls from Windows to Linux and it uses some Windows libraries, in the form of .dll files.
Esto makes it an excellent tool that will help us to enjoy our applications or games Windows in our system, without having to resort to Dual Boot or having to run a virtual machine on our computer.
Wine is one of the best ways to run Windows applications on Linux. In addition, the community Wine has a very detailed application database, we find it as AppDB it contains more than 25,000 programs and games, classified by their compatibility with Wine.
Wine has two versions which is the stable version and the development version. The stable version is the result of work and bug fixes in the development version.
The development version is usually in theory the most important as this version is released in order to detect all those errors and be able to correct or apply patches to finally launch it as a stable version.
Although in theory it would be best to choose a stable version, in Wine it is usually a better choice to use the development version as it will always come with the corrections detected from previous versions and with greater support for new applications and games.
About the new version of Wine
This new version of the Wine development branch includes more support for debuggers for Wow64 processes.
As well Added new support for sha256 / sha384 hashes in ECDSA signatures.
From bug fixes in the development version of Wine 3.11 the solution to the errors presented by the Microsoft Office installers can be highlighted when setting up a version of Windows 8 in Wine.
As well the solution to a bug in the game Mafia II where the shadows did not appear in him.
Finally, we also found in Wine 3.11 better reporting of virtual CPU cores via Hyper Threading / SMT, an improved Dialog standard task, and a total of 12 known bug fixes.
How to install Wine 3.11 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.
To LThose who are Ubuntu users must open a terminal and must execute the following commands.
This step will only be done by those who use a 64-bit version of the system, we are going to enable 32-bit architecture on 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
For, 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
For, 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