Version 2019 of Visual Studio, with a new, installable installer and immensely overworked GUI
Installer and installing vs2019
What does not
While starting the vs2019 "Package management initialization failed." error shows up (similar to this) and that's it.
Tried to fix deleting privateregistry.bin and other workarounds from other MS forums.
What was not tested
Installing workloads for vs2019 and 64 bit prefix.
To run the vs installer you need to install dotnet v4.5 with "winetricks dotnet45" and use 32 bit prefix.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 29 2020||5.11-staging||Yes||No||Yes||Garbage||EnderIce2|
|Show||Fedora 31 x86_64||Apr 05 2020||5.0||No||Not installable||No||Garbage||?????????|
|Show||opensuse leap 15.1||Dec 16 2019||5.0-rc1||No||Not installable||No||Garbage||Rielynd Mira|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|32323||Netflix (Silverlight 4.x) and several .NET Framework 3.x/4.0 WPF apps require either Arial or Verdana to be installed||STAGED||View|
|51761||Visual studio 2019 web installer silently exits after a few seconds||NEW||View|
|51762||Installing visual studio 2019 by manually extracting vs_installer.opc crashes wine||UNCONFIRMED||View|
Make sure you operate on a clean WINEPREFIX (~/.wine)!
Prerequisite installation by using 'winetricks' script
Winetricks will take care of all needed installation prerequisites and work around some problems. Follow the instructions in the link to install it.
$ bash winetricks -q dotnet462
To work around some bugs you additionally need:
$ bash winetricks -q corefonts
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
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:
Again: Just run wine as regular user and all should be fine.