Apr 21 – 23, 2023
Europe/Prague timezone

Bringing Windows applications to Linux app stores with Wine snaps

Apr 22, 2023, 3:50 PM
Presentation (40 min) Main Track


Mr Merlijn Sebrechts (Ubuntu - Ghent University - imec)Ms Lucy Llewellyn (Snapcrafters & Ubuntu)


This is an introduction to the sommelier-core project, which tries to make it as easy as possible to package a Windows application for Linux. It uses Wine and Snapcraft to create a universal Linux package containing a Windows app.

The project is currently used by about 40 snaps for open and closed source software such as Notepad++, foobar2000, Cryptool 1, and TrackMania Nations Forever.

I explain the long and complicated history of the project, how it works, the future roadmap, and end with a small demo showing how to get started packaging your first Windows app for Linux.

Author(s) Bio

Merlijn Sebrechts is a Snapcrafter and part of the Ubuntu Community Council. During business hours, he teaches computer science at Ghent University and researches service orchestration at imec, in Belgium. He has two fabulous cats who will sadly not be present at LAS.

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Mr Merlijn Sebrechts (Ubuntu - Ghent University - imec)

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