Wine 4.15 Released with Initial HTTP Service Implementation

September 1, 2019

Wine Stable

The new development version Wine 4.15 was released one day ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 19.04 and/or Ubuntu 18.04.

Wine 4.15 release highlights:

  • Initial implementation of the HTTP service.
  • Stack unwinding support on ARM64.
  • Better multi-monitor support on macOS.
  • RichEdit control optimizations.
  • Various bug-fixes, including fixes to Dragon Age, World of Warcraft 7, Need For Speed, etc.

How to Install Wine 4.15 in Ubuntu:

Note: following steps may not work in Ubuntu 18.04 due to unmet dependencies issue. Please comment if you have a solution.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, run following commands to download and install the key:

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

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then add Wine repository for Ubuntu 19.04:

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

For other Ubuntu releases, replace disco in the code with:

  • bionic for Ubuntu 18.04, Linux Mint 19.x

3. Install unmet dependence: faudio

The wine devel package requires libfaudio0 library which is not available in Ubuntu repositories.

As a workaround, run command to add the third-party PPA, which offers the packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cybermax-dexter/sdl2-backport

4. Finally run command to install Wine 4.14, which will automatically install the required libfaudio0 libraries.

sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-devel

Once installed, run winecfg to bring up the configuration window and check Wine version.

Uninstall:

Open Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab. Then remove the PPA, and Wine apt repository lines.

To remove Wine devel package, run command:

sudo apt remove --auto-remove winehq-devel

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One response to Wine 4.15 Released with Initial HTTP Service Implementation

  1. Dependencies fix on this site:

    ‘https://www.diolinux.com.br/2019/08/como-instalar-o-wine-no-ubuntu-de-forma-correta.html’