Category: Main Programming / Software Engineering Visual Studio 2015 (14.0) Community Edition

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Application Details:

Version: 2015 (14.0) Community Edition
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.8

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Free Download Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition Web Installer

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Online-based install of Visual C++ features. Workaround (same as some apply for Windows) was done to get through installation being stuck at creating system restore point.

In the end showed error boxes in the end about "... has detected a configuration issue" and also "Invalid ACL" for some items on install summary page.

What does not

Visual Studio does not run after install.Running from console shows abort due to "Call ... to unimplemented function KERNEL32.dll.WerUnregisterRuntimeExceptionModule"


What was not tested

Visual studio itself

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

'winetricks -q dotnet46 corefonts win7' has to be applied for the installer to work.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentLinux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64May 13 20194.8Yes No NoGarbageexposight 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 18 20161.9.19No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowMac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"Jun 24 20161.9.13No Not installable GarbageVartan Simonian 
ShowMac OS X 10.7 "Lion"Mar 20 20161.8.1No Not installable GarbageSydney 
ShowLinux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" x86-64Aug 21 20151.7.49No Not installable GarbageReiny Nyt 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
40220 Visual Studio Community 2015 install stuck at splash screen NEEDINFO View
47264 Visual Studio 2015 does not start NEEDINFO View

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HowTo / Notes

Winbind component

Winbind component

Make sure you installed 'winbind' component with your distribution package manager.

This is needed for the -Zi option of the compiler, and other mechanisms that handle 'PDB' (Program Data Base) files.


$ aptitude install winbind


$ sudo dnf install samba-winbind*.x86_64 samba-winbind*.i686

/home/yourlogin/.wine is not owned by you / (Permission denied)

Never run wine as root (su, sudo)! Wine doesn't require to be run as root!

You will screw your WINEPREFIX and possibly other things up. If you have run Wine as root you need to:

$ sudo rm -rf ~/.wine

and then run winecfg to set Wine folder structure back up. If you used winetricks script as root you might also need to:

$ sudo rm -rf ~/.cache/winetricks/

Again: Just run wine as regular user and all should be fine.


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Bug affecting downloader
by Jeff D. Hanson on Monday December 7th 2015, 23:22
Possibly bug# 26579 (IEParseDisplayNameWithBCW stub). Wine messages indicate a URL:

This downloads wdexpress_full.exe which I couldn't get to execute properly due to some other problem.
RE: Bug affecting downloader
by Jeff D. Hanson on Monday December 7th 2015, 23:52
The secondary executable is an installer with the typical command-line parameters ("/?" for a list). It creates a log with the date encoded in the file name:


Shows a bunch of exceptions like "System.Runtime.Serialization.DataContract.ThrowInvalidDataContractException" but I'm not a dev so I can't determine what the problem is.

Sysreqs are Win8.1 so probably .NET 4.5 (which I installed with winetricks in a 32-bit Wine environment because it fails otherwise).