Wine 3.11 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu 18.04

Last updated on January 25th, 2019

Wine 3.11, a new development release of the open-source compatibility layer to allow Windows programs to run on Unix/Linux, was announced a day ago.

Wine 3.11 features:

  • More debugger support for Wow64 processes.
  • Support for sha256/sha384 hashes in ECDSA signatures.
  • Better reporting of hyper-threaded CPUs.
  • Improvements to the standard Task Dialog.
  • A total of 12 bug fixes.

How to Install Wine 3.11 in Ubuntu:

Wine’s apt repository has made then new release packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and Ubuntu 18.04.

Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run following commands one by one to and the repository and install Wine:

1. Add the official wine repository via command:

sudo apt-add-repository https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/

For Linux Mint 18.x, run below command instead to add the repository:

sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ xenial main'

2. Download and install the GPG keyring via command:

wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key; sudo apt-key add winehq.key

3. Finally update and install the latest Wine development 3.11:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-devel

If you got dependencies issue, install aptitude (sudo apt-get install aptitude) and replace apt-get in last command with aptitude.

Read more about installing Wine in Ubuntu.

Uninstall:

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.