The new development Wine 3.5, an open-source compatibility layer to allow Windows programs to run on Unix/Linux, was announced a day ago.
Changes in Wine 3.5 include:
- More Vulkan support, including the vulkan-1 loader.
- Support for RSA and ECDSA cryptographic keys.
- Improved manifest file parser.
- Support for the Places toolbar in file dialogs.
- And a total of 58 bug-fixes.
How to Install Wine 3.5 in Ubuntu:
The official .deb packages will soon be available in Wine’s apt repositories for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and their derivatives.
Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T and run following commands one by one to and the repository and install Wine:
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 instead to add the repository:
sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ xenial main'
2. Install the 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
If you got dependencies issue, install aptitude (
sudo apt-get install aptitude) and replace
apt-get in last command with
To remove wine dev release, simply run command in terminal:
sudo apt-get remove --autoremove winehq-devel
And you can remove the repository via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.