05 October 2011: We have recently made available a beta release of a new type of GAMS distribution based on Wine (http://www.winehq.org/
). The installer for this distribution integrates the standard Windows 32bit GAMS distribution 23.7 (including the popular GAMS IDE) and the Wine environment necessary to run these Windows executables under Linux. This distribution accepts GAMS licenses for Windows, Linux, or generic platform. All GAMS components (including the solvers) run under Wine, so some performance degradation can be expected compared to a native Linux or Windows GAMS system. This GAMS distribution has been tested with Ubuntu 11.04 and Fedora Release 15. You can download this distribution from http://www.gams.com/download/
under the Wine section. There is a web page that provides installation instructions and lists known compatibility issues at: http://support.gams.com/doku.php?id=installation:installation#wine
. If you run into problems or discover more compatibility issues, please report to firstname.lastname@example.org.