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Wine Stable

The Wine development 2.21 was released earlier today. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu via its official repository.

Wine 2.21 features:

  • Still more metafile support in GdiPlus.
  • Indirect draws support in Direct 3D.
  • Calling convention fixes on ARM.
  • Improved serial port detection on Linux.
  • Services fixes on WoW64.
  • Better DPI scaling in the Shell Explorer.
  • And a total of 16 bug-fixes, see here for details.

How to Install Wine 2.21 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint:

For Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, 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 instead 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 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 remove the repository via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.

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.

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.