Upgrade / Install Wine 1.7.1 via PPA in Ubuntu 13.04, 13.10, 12.04

Wine LogoThe Wine development release 1.7.1 is now available in Wine PPA for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal and their derivatives.

What’s new in Wine 1.7 and 1.7.1:

  • Support for keyed event objects.
  • Support for the “init once” synchronization mechanism.
  • Activation context support for DLLs, typelibs, and COM classes.
  • Support for loading 32-bit typelibs on 64-bit.
  • Various Mac driver fixes.
  • Some fixes for serial port devices.
  • Support for vertical text in the Postscript driver.
  • Version 2 of liblcms used now instead of version 1.
  • Unicode data updated to Unicode 6.2.0.
  • Hyperlink controls supported in installers.
  • Improved support for XML attributes.
  • Various bug fixes.

If you want to install or upgrade this version, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below command to add the Wine PPA:

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

Then update the package lists and install:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install wine1.7 winetricks

In the code its ‘wine1.6’, but it will actually install wine 1.7.1 on your system. To check out, run wine –version.

handbook@UbuntuRaring:~$ wine –version

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