Wine 2.10 Released with Initial Android graphics driver

June 10, 2017 — Leave a comment

Wine Stable

The Wine development release 2.10 was announced a day ago. With the initial Android graphics driver, running Windows applications on Android is finally getting closer with Wine.

Wine 2.10 release highlights:

  • Initial version of the Android graphics driver.
  • Dictionary support in WebServices.
  • A number of Direct2D fixes.
  • User interface improvements in RegEdit.
  • OLE clipboard cache fixes.
  • A total of 21 bug fixes.

How to Install Wine 2.10 in Ubuntu:

The official Wine repository offers the latest binaries for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and Ubuntu 17.04.

Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “Terminal” from app launcher, when it opens, do following steps:

1. For 64 bit system, enable 32 bit architecture (if you haven’t already):

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

2. Add the official repository via command:

sudo apt-add-repository https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/

For Linux Mint 18 using following command instead (replace xenial with trusty for Mint 17.x):

sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ xenial main'

3. Setup the keyring via command:

wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key && sudo apt-key add Release.key

4. Finally update and install Wine 2.10 via commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-devel

Uninstall:

If you have upgrade your system fontconfig, freetype libraries, you may got unmet dependency issues while installing wine-devel. To remove Wine 2.10, run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove winehq-devel

And you can manage the repository by going to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

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