Time flies and for Wine developers it is quite valuable, because last year they made the announcement of the branch break and for one thing or another the version of Wine 5.0 was not released in the time they expected.
And with all this, the development is still continuous and it has become quite strong (unlike the 2.x and 3.x branches, which seemed eternal). During these 12 months that have elapsed now they surprise us well have released the first CR of what will be the first version of the new branch of the project “Wine 6.0”.
As Through an advertisement, they mention that they started the tests of the first release candidate for Wine 6.0.
If things go as the developers expect, meniconan that base code would be being frozen before launch in mid-January.
For those who do not know about Wine, they should know that this is a popular free and open source software that allows users to run Windows applications on Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. To be a bit more technical, Wine is a compatibility layer that translates system calls from Windows to Linux and uses some Windows libraries, in the form of .dll files.
Wine it is one of the best ways to run Windows applications on Linux. In addition, the Wine community it 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.
About Wine 6.0 RC1
Regarding the highlighted changes and compared to the development version of Wine 5.22, 53 bug reports have been closed and 457 changes have been made.
Of the most important, we can find that the browser engine Gecko has been updated to version 2.47.2, as well as the WindowsCodecs and QCap libraries converted to PE format.
It is also mentioned that added support for named pipes with an empty name, as well as an accelerated initialization of sources when starting a process.
For the part of the closed error reports related to the operation of games and applications:
- iScreensaver Designer 3.5
- Wazzal 1.2
- Shredder Classic 4
- Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition
- Mein Verein 2016
- StarCraft I and II
- Diablo III
- Heroes of the storm
- Vietcong, Destiny 2
- Call of Duty WWII
- Call of Duty Infinite Warfare
- Xanadu Next
- Sentinel HASP Runtime
- Lords of the Fallen
- Batman: Arkham Knight
- Raid Shadow Legends
- Battlefield 1/4 / V,
- The Foundation Game
- Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box
- Secondhand lands
- Mod Organizer 2
- World of Tanks, SWTOR
Finally if you want to know more about this new version Release Candidate Wine released, you can check the change log In the following link.
How to install Wine 6.0 RC1 in Ubuntu and derivatives?
If you are interested in testing this Release Candidate for Wine 6.0 on your distro, you can do so by following the instructions we share below.
The first and most important step will be to enable the 32-bit architecture, that even if our system is 64 bits, doing this step saves us many problems that usually occur.
For this we write about the terminal:
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
Now we must import the keys and add them to the system with this command:
wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key sudo apt-key add Release.key
Done this now we are going to add the following repository to the system, for this we write in the terminal:
sudo apt-add-repository "deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ $(lsb_release -sc) main" 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
Finally we can verify that we already have Wine installed and also what version we have in the system by executing the following command:
Or for those who choose to compile the source code, they can obtain it by typing the following command:
How to uninstall Wine from Ubuntu or some derivative?
As for those who want to uninstall Wine from their system for whatever reason, they should only execute the following commands.
Uninstall the development version:
sudo apt purge winehq-devel sudo apt-get remove wine-devel sudo apt-get autoremove