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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

For Linux Mint 18 using following command instead (replace xenial with trusty for Mint 17.x):

sudo apt-add-repository 'deb xenial main'

3. Setup the keyring via command:

wget -nc && 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


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.

Wine Stable

Wine 2.0.1, the first point release of the Wine 2.0 stable, was released one day ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, and derivatives.

Wine 2.0.1 has a total of 47 bug-fixes including fixes to Need For Speed, QQ 2013, SC2, git for Windows, incorrect GPU detection, and other bug-fixes. Besides the nearly four dozen fixes, Wine 2.0.1 also deprecates the wineinstall tool.

How to Install Wine 2.0.1 stable in Ubuntu:

The official Wine repository has moved away from launchpad, the new repository now provides both the latest development and stable Wine packages.

To add the repository, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run following commands one by one:

1. Download the key:


2. Add the key to your system:

sudo apt-key add Release.key

3. Add the new Wine repository:

sudo apt-add-repository ''

After added the repository, install Wine Stable 2.0.1 either via following commands:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install winehq-stable

Or use Synaptic Package Manager:

NOTE: I’ve got an unmet dependencies issue while installing winehq-stable package in Ubuntu 16.04. It can be fixed by manually run command:

sudo apt install libasound2-plugins:i386

Wine Stable

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:

Rico Tzschichholz is maintaining an unofficial PPA with regular Wine packages. The PPA’s working good though it’s marked as unstable in the name.

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 wine-stable

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.

Wine 1.7.35

Wine 1.7.35, the latest development version of Wine for running Windows applications in Linux, was released a few hours ago.

The 1.7.35 release brings support for OpenGL core contexts, initial support for glyph placement in DirectWrite, and adds more WBEM objects. Also a total of 56 bugs has been fixed in this release. Source code and full list of changes are available at this page.

Wine running windows app in Linux

How to install / upgrade wine 1.7 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu users, besides building from the source you have to wait a few days for the official PPA updated for the latest binaries. Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, and Ubuntu 14.04 are supported so far.

To add the PPA, open terminal from the Dash or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

After that, upgrade Wine by installing available updates via “Software Updater” utility. Or install wine1.7 for the first time by running below two commands one by one:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install wine1.7

Since Wine PPA is not updating for Ubuntu 12.04, Precise users can use this unofficial PPA to get the latest wine release.

Before adding this PPA, you should remove the official PPA via command:

sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

Then add the new PPA for Ubuntu 12.04:

sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:ricotz/unstable

Finally upgrade Wine1.7 through Update Manager, or install it via the previous two sudo apt-get command.


The development version of Wine has reached the 1.7.34 release. Now it supports surround sound with DirectSound.

Besides that, Wine 1.7.34 brings:

  • Better text run support in DirectWrite.
  • Many HTML engine fixes.
  • More support for WBEM objects.
  • A few more C/C++ runtime functions.

And there are totally 63 bug fixes in this release:

  • avifil32 limits itself to max of 1024 frames when writing avis
  • Star Trek Klingon Academy 1.02: Ship textures are partly invisible
  • Adobe Photoshop CS2 tools stop working in maximised images
  • DPP (Digital Photo Professional): Instruments window returns to its starting position (in the center) automatically when the image windows is selected
  • X-Lite don`t work with ALSA driver correctly
  • .NET 2.0 SP2 installer fails (RegSvcs.exe bootstrapper expects updated assemblies while GAC update is deferred during install)
  • KP500-Utils-EN.exe fails silently to extract .kdz files
  • Warcraft 3: missing mouse cursor
  • ICQ 7 installer error message
  • Avant Browser needs HTMLElement_get_isTextEdit
  • Unhandled privileged instruction when starting Minitab 16 (Sentinel HASP hardlock.sys kernel driver tries to write to CR4/not handled in ntoskrnl emulate_instruction)
  • pyjamas desktop (python26 + python-comtypes MSHTML.DLL from IE8) fails due to unsupported ReadTypeLib header
  • Total Overdose: choppy audio playback with Diesel Power 3D sound system
  • Multiple 64-bit applications crash on startup (GetLocaleInfo() returns improper TCHAR count for LOCALE_IFIRSTDAYOFWEEK) (PowerGrep v4.x, RegexBuddy 4.x)
  • Compiling Ultracopier inside Qt 5.0.1 results in errors from compiler
  • Trying to download flash from iexplore crashes in jscript
  • javascript basic DOM API functions fail
  • winmm/mci tests hang on PC-BSD
  • SWGEmu crashes everytime it tries to load
  • Artemis 2.0 crashes when loading the splash screen
  • Wine64 does not work on FreeBSD
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts needs psapi/kernel32 K32EnumProcessModulesEx
  • Multiple applications/installers fails due to SWbemLocator::ConnectServer being a stub (PSPad 4.5.7, Nitro PDF Professional 6.2.x, eTax 2008, games)
  • Atom Zombie Smasher, Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War GOTY (Winter Assault) on Steam doesn’t start with Wine Mono 4.5.2
  • Loud audio distortion using wine 1.7.6 and up.
  • Macromedia Freehand 9 demo: invalid path for file association default icon causes stack overflow in winemenubuilder
  • BOINC 5.8.16: uninstall fails
  • Multiple applications/installers fail due to WinMGMTS_ParseDisplayName stub (PaintRibbon 1.x, MicroStation V8i)
  • dplayx interactive tests crash
  • Stronghold Kingdoms crashes due to ID3DXFont PreloadCharacters being a stub.
  • WHO Anthro software doesn’t work with Mono 4.5.2 (unimplemented System.Configuration.SettingValueElement.Unmerge)
  • dsound resampler causing clicks in StarCraft when resampling to 48000
  • Microsoft Office 2013 (15.0) and OneNote web installer crashes on unimplemented function IPHLPAPI.DLL.CreateSortedAddressPairs
  • PlayOn 3.9.13 settings tool fails to detect system memory size (needs ‘Win32_OperatingSystem’ WMI class ‘TotalVisibleMemorySize’ property)
  • vSphere 5.5 client ‘hcmon.sys’ driver crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.IoCsqInitialize
  • Hero Lab 5.x fails to retrieve updates
  • Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.3.5 ‘FairplayKD.sys’ driver crashes on unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.KeSetSystemAffinityThread
  • Multiple games need X3DAudio1_7.dll (BeamNG v0.3 Tech Demo, Doom 3 BFG Edition)
  • WinHttpReceiveRequest goes into infinite blocking on 304 responses
  • WSAStringToAddress(“2001::1”, AF_INET, …) appears to succeed.
  • MaxQuant 1.4/1.5 (.NET 4.5 app) needs named entry point ‘Shell32.dll.SHILCreateFromPath’ in ‘Windows Vista’ mode
  • winefile command line does not support paths with spaces
  • YouTube Downloader crashes
  • Skype crashes trying to chat with anyone
  • Endless Space crashes on startup
  • Free YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.12 installer crashes on unimplemented function msvcr120.dll._wcsset_s
  • Propellerhead Reason 8 needs COMCTL32.dll.381 LoadIconWithScaleDown()
  • Propellerhead Reason 8 needs mfplat.dll.MFStartup
  • Personal Ancestral File 5 crashes when a new line is added in ‘Notes’ panel
  • Elevated demo silently exits
  • Saya no Uta: sound is all over the place after update
  • Propellerhead Reason 8 installer complains “interface not supported” during install
  • Airport Tycoon 2 demo fails to load with built-in msvcp70
  • Windows 8.1 Media Creation Tool: crashes due to unimplemented function VERSION.dll.GetFileVersionInfoSizeExW
  • N1MM PLUS Logger 1.0 (.NET 4.0 app) crashes on launch (failure to parse registration-free COM/ActiveX info from app manifest)
  • Cannot install Olympus Viewer 3
  • Bus Simulator 2012 crashes on startup
  • Autocad2006 crashes on unimplemented function msvcp70.dll.??0?$basic_ifstream@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@@std@@QAE@PBDH@Z
  • SteuerSparErklärung 2015: crashes when starting a new tax case
  • Unable to license IAR Embedded Workbench Kickstart Edition 6.x/7.x (License Manager needs ‘Win32_ComputerSystemProduct’ WMI class)
  • PTC Mathcad Prime 3.0 Web installer crashes (‘Win32_LogicalDisk’ WMI class needs to provide ‘VolumeName’ property)
  • For loop %~$PATH:I feature works incorrect – PATH variable size limited by MAX_PATH

Install or Upgrade Wine 1.7 in Ubuntu:

The latest release will be made into the official PPA soon, available for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 15.04.

To add the PPA and install Wine 1.7, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal and run below commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install wine1.7

If you’ve already added the PPA repository and have an old 1.7 release installed, just run regular updates via Software Updater to keep it up-to-date.