Wine 4.4, a new development release of the open-source compatibility layer to run Windows apps on Linux, was released a day ago.
Wine 4.4 release highlights:
- New MSIDB tool for manipulating MSI databases.
- Support for custom draw buttons in common controls.
- Many more Media Foundation APIs implemented.
- A total of 50 bug-fixes.
How to Install Wine 4.4 in Ubuntu:
As usual, Wine’s official apt repository has built the new release packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and Ubuntu 18.10.
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 apt repository for Ubuntu 18.04 or Linux Mint 19 via command:
sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ bionic main'
For other Ubuntu releases, replace bionic in the code with
- trusty for Ubuntu 14.04
- xenial for Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint 18.x
- cosmic for Ubuntu 18.10.
2. Download and install the GPG keyring via command:
wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key && sudo apt-key add winehq.key
3. Finally refresh system package cache and install the latest Wine development package via commands:
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.