Wine, the open-source compatibility layer to allow Windows programs to run on Unix/Linux, reached 3.14 development release a day ago with new features and various bug-fixes.
According to the announcement, Wine 3.14 features:
- Support for DXTn texture decompression.
- Deferral support for MSI install actions.
- Support for Japanese keyboard in DirectInput.
- More improvements in the standard Task Dialog.
- A few more icons in Shell32.
- And a total of 36 bugs including problems with Adobe CS4, Wargaming, Guild Wars, Civilization V, and Chaos League are fixed.
How to Install Wine 3.14 in Ubuntu:
Wine’s apt repository offers most recent packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 18.04.
Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, 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, run below command instead to add the repository:
sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ xenial main'
For Linux Mint 19.x, run this command instead:
sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ bionic main'
2. Download and install the GPG keyring via command:
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 3.11:
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.