Sun Java JRE

Java Runtime Environment, a virtual machine to run Java programs (programmed using Java, Scala, Groovy, ...).

Application Details:

Version: 8
License: Free to use
Votes: 4
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.23

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Test Results

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What works

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.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

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.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowManjaro LinuxDec 14 20216.23No, but has workaround Yes YesGoldJosesk Volpe 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Apr 15 20205.0No, but has workaround Yes YesGoldLeith Bade 
ShowFedora 30 x86_64Jan 21 20204.21No, but has workaround Yes YesSilverTravis Sidelinger 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Dec 11 20194.20-stagingNo, but has workaround Yes YesGoldMyk Taylor 
CurrentUbuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Feb 26 20183.2No, but has workaround Yes YesBronzenoa body 

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