Wine Development Release 2.11 Now Is Available

June 25, 2017 — Leave a comment

Wine Stable

The new Wine development release 2.11 was announced days ago. Available for install in all current Ubuntu releases via its official repository.

According to the announcement, Wine 2.11 features:

  • OpenGL support in the Android driver.
  • Support for security labels.
  • Relay debugging on ARM64.
  • More dictionary support in WebServices.
  • New registry file parser in RegEdit.
  • A total of 16 bug-fixes.

How to Install Wine 2.11 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint:

For Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, Linux Mint 17.x and 18.x, open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T and run following commands one by one:

1. Add the official wine repository via command:

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

For Linux Mint 18.x, use following command to add the repository:

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

For Linux Mint 17.x, replace xenial in the code with trusty.

2. Install the repo GPG key to be able to receive software updates:

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

3. Finally update and install the latest Wine development release:

sudo apt-get update

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

Uninstall:

To remove wine dev release, simply run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove winehq-devel

And you can manage the repository via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.

I'm a freelance blogger who started using Ubuntu 5+ years ago and wishes to share my experiences and some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers. Please notify me if you find any typo/grammar/language mistakes. English is not my native language. Contact me on Google Plus or email to ubuntuhandbook1@gmail.com

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