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
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
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.