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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: 5.0

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Once installed via work around the Java software I was testing (FirstRate 5) worked perfectly.

Tested both the 32 bit and 64 bit installer from

What does not

Just running the installer will result in no window appearing. In the list of processes you will see two wine jre-8u241-windows-x64" processes which you will need to forcibly terminate. If you try to run again without terminating you will get an error that a installer is already running.



Set the winecfg Windows version to XP and run the installer with "/s" switch for silent install:

wine jre-8u241-windows-x64.exe /s

You will see a bunch of console output but eventually the process will finish.

What was not tested

Other applications then FirstRate 5.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Had the same issue on Wine 4.0.3 and 5.0.0 after I updated Wine.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 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 
ShowUbuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Feb 26 20183.2No, but has workaround Yes YesBronzenoa body 
ShowUbuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Feb 23 20183.0No, but has workaround Yes YesBronzenoa body 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
38624 jre-8u45-windows-i586.exe installer exits silently (needs advapi32.dll GetWindowsAccountDomainSid stub) CLOSED FIXED View
38811 Java JRE 8 installer 'jre-8uXX-windows-i586.exe' crashes on startup (GetThreadPreferredUILanguages is a stub) CLOSED FIXED View
40821 Multiple applications crash with stack overflow when setting IHTMLElement2::accessKey property (Java JRE 8 installer, RealNetworks RealPlayer 18.x, Adobe Photoshop CS3 installer) CLOSED FIXED View

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