How To Install Wine 1.7.54 On OpenSUSE 13.2, OpenSUSE 13.1 And OpenSUSE 12.3

Wine (Wine Is Not An Emulator) is an open-source compatibility layer software app that enables the Linux and Unix users to run Windows software on their systems, via the Winelib software library.

At first, Wine was an acronym for WINdows Emulator, but later, the name developers have shifted to the recursive backronym, “Wine is not an emulator”, to highlight that no emulation occurs when running Windows software.

The latest version available is Wine 1.7.54, which brings the following changes:

  • Implementation of the TransmitFile function.
  • More implementation of the Web Services DLL.
  • Improved video decoding.
  • Alternative for the deprecated prelink tool.
  • Major Turkish translation update.
  • Various bug fixes.

Installation instructions:

The latest versions of Wine are not available via the default repositories of the supported OpenSUSE systems, but this does not mean that keeping Wine up to date on OpenSUSE is difficult.

All you need to do in order to get the latest version of Wine running on your OpenSUSE system is to add the Wine repository to your system, refresh the repository index and install the wine package.

How to install Wine on OpenSUSE 13.2 (instructions for both 32 bit and 64 bit systems):

$ sudo zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine/openSUSE_13.2/ wine
$ sudo zypper refresh
$ sudo zypper install wine1.7

How to install Wine on OpenSUSE 13.1 (instructions for both 32 bit and 64 bit systems):

$ sudo zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine/openSUSE_13.1/ wine
$ sudo zypper refresh
$ sudo zypper install wine1.7

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