The Wine development release 1.7.20 was released a few hours ago on June 13, 2014. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10 and Ubuntu 12.04.
Wine is a free and open source software that aims to allow applications designed for Microsoft Windows to run on Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, and Solaris.
The latest wine 1.7.20 brings below changes:
- X11 drag & drop fixes.
- A few more C/C++ runtime functions.
- Fixes for various memory issues found by Valgrind.
- Some OLE storage fixes.
- 88 bug fixes.
Install Wine 1.7.20 via PPA:
Wine Team has created a PPA to make it easy to install Wine in Ubuntu and its derivatives. Check out the PPA page.
To add the PPA, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal, paste and run below command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
Then update and install wine1.7:
sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install wine1.7
Install Wine 1.7.20 from source:
The PPA was usually updated a few days late than the release date. You can build it from source code if you don’t want to wait.
1. Install required packages:
For Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 13.10, run:
sudo apt-get install flex bison qt4-qmake
For Ubuntu 12.04, run:
sudo apt-get install flex bison qt3-dev-tools qt4-qmake
2. Download the source tarball:
3. Unpack the source and navigate to the result folder:
tar -xjvf wine-1.7.20.tar.bz2 && cd wine-1.7.*
4. Compile and install wine 1.7.20. You may first check out 32-bit or 64-bit by going to System Settings -> Details.
For 32-bit, run below commands one by one:
./configure cd tools && ./wineinstall
For 64-bit, run:
./configure --enable-win64 cd tools && ./wineinstall