Java .jar file opens and runs properly.
What does not
GUI Off-line Installer fails silently. Hangs. Process must be killed.
Run "winecfg" and set "Windows Version" to "Windows XP" or, if winetricks is installed, use command "winetricks winxp".
GUI Off-line installer fails but the "silent" install option installs
and registers all components including un-installer and control panel applet (accessible via command "wine control").
Install from a terminal like so:
wine jre-8u162-windows-i586.exe /s
Simplify java use by creating (or adding to existing semi-colon delimited path list) :
PATH=c:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_162\bin (REG_EXPAND_SZ)
Start jar with:
Registers properly and with "Thunar" or "Nautilus" (probably all file managers) can be selected with right-click "Open With Java(TM) Platform SE binary”. Otherwise commands such as these can be used:
wine java -jar file.jar
wine start java -jar "c:\Program Files\file.jar"
What was not tested
Not sure. JRE is vast.
Final line of installation was:
0087:fixme:wininet:query_global_option INTERNET_OPTION_PER_CONNECTION_OPTION stub
0087:fixme:wininet:get_proxy_autoconfig_url no support on this platform
Since all of the Java components registered properly, I would guess the install was 99% successful and some ancillary options couldn't be set because wine lacks the feature.
With "Windows Version" set to anything other than "Windows XP", the offline installer will not register the control panel or un-installer. This is the case in a 64-bit wine prefix with jre-8u162-windows-x64.exe regardless of windows version, although Java fully extracts to "Program Files" and all components are there.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 26 2018||3.2||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Bronze||noa body|
|Show||Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 23 2018||3.0||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Bronze||noa body|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Oct 22 2017||2.19||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Silver||George|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Dec 11 2016||1.9.24||No, but has workaround||Yes||Silver||Fabian Maurer|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Nov 21 2016||1.9.22||No, but has workaround||Yes||Silver||Josh Zackeroff|