Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API and will always be free software. Approximately half of source code is written by its volunteers, and remaining effort sponsored by commercial interests, especially CodeWeavers,
The Wine team has announced the newer
What’s new in this release
- Uniscribe support in the RichEdit control.
- Support for condition variables and Slim Reader/Writer locks.
- More D3D command stream preparation work.
- Optional Start Menu in desktop mode.
- Improved support for vertical fonts metrics.
- Various bug fixes.
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Step 1: Install Required Packages
Wine required many development pacakges, So we need to install required packages for Wine using yum package manager using following commands.
# yum groupinstall '
Development Tools' # yum install libX11-devel freetype-devel zlib-devel libxcb-devel
Step 2: Download and Extract Wine Package
RPM packages for wine are not available for latest versions, So we need to download wine source code. Use below commands to download it.
# cd /usr/src # wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wine/wine-1.7.11.tar.bz2 # tar xjf wine-1.7.11.tar.bz2
Step 3: Install Wine
To compile wine using source packages, first login to root account and execute following commands in wine source code. Installation may take approx 30 minutes.
# cd wine-1.7.11/ # ./configure # make # make install
Step 4: Check Version
Use following command to check version of wine installed on your system
Step 5: How to Use Wine
To use wine we need to login on GUI desktop. After that Download an windows exe file like PuTTY on your system and open it with Wine as below screenshot or use follwoing command.