After more than a year of development, Wine 2.0 stable was finally released a few hours ago. Here’s how to install it via PPA in Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, and derivatives.
Wine 2.0 release highlights:
- support for Microsoft Office 2013
- the 64-bit support on macOS.
- support for Unicode 9.0
- better HiDPI scaling
- GStreamer 1.0 support
- an updated Gecko engine
- More Direct3D 10 and 11 features
- And much more, see the announcement
Install Wine 2.0 (Staging) via official Wine PPA:
The official Wine PPA offers Wine-staging packages that are kinda different to the distro packages.
Wine Staging provides extra features and fixes, but it’s installed to
/opt/wine-staging. Thanks to this, you can have both regular Wine version and Wine-Staging in single system.
1. To add the PPA, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/wine-builds
For 64-bit system, enable 32-bit architecture (if you haven’t already) via
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
2. Then updates and install Wine 2.0 staging via commands:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --install-recommends wine-staging
To use Wine-Staging, simply add “/opt/wine-staging/bin/” in the fond of executable, for example:
For more, see the Wine-Staging usage.
Install Wine 2.0 (regular) in Ubuntu via Ricotz’s PPA:
1. To add the PPA, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/unstable
2. Remove previous Wine 1.8 or other regular Wine packages via command:
sudo apt remove wine wine1.8 wine-stable libwine* fonts-wine* && sudo apt autoremove
3. Finally update and install Wine 2.0 via:
sudo apt update sudo apt install wine2.0
How to Uninstall:
To remove Wine 2.0, simply run the apt remove command in terminal with sudo privilege:
sudo apt remove wine2.0 wine-staging && sudo apt autoremove
And you can remove the PPAs by going to Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.