The Wine development release 1.7.3 has been released with improvements and bug fixes. See what’s new in this release:
New version of the Gecko engine based on Firefox 24.
Preparation work for the Direct3D command stream.
Window management fixes in the Mac driver.
Support for IPHLPAPI functions on Android.
Various bug fixes.
The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built. Once done, you can run below commands in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) to install / upgrade in Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10 and their derivatives.
Want to install and use Google Sketchup on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring? Well, this simple tutorial will show you how to do it. With the help of Wine software, you can install and use Windows software easily in Ubuntu.
Wine is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, including Ubuntu Linux. It’s free and open-source software. Wine now is getting a lot better at handling Windows software on Linux systems.
To get started with installing Sketchup 2013 in Ubuntu, download the lastest version of wine. To do that, press Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to add its PPA.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
Then run below command to update package lists and install wine1.5 (Now the latest wine1.7 is recommended):
sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install wine1.5
Once wine is installed, run below command to configure it so that Sketchup could be installed. You may need to log out and log back:
Next, navigate to Libraries tab, then select ‘Riched20’ library from the drop-down list and add it. When done, click OK
The Wine team finally released the stable version of Wine 1.6. This release represents 16 months of development effort and around 10,000 individual changes. The main highlights are the new Mac driver, the full support for window transparency, and the new Mono package for .NET applications support.
It also contains a lot of improvements across the board, as well as support for many new applications and games. See the release notes for a summary of the major changes.
Install Wine 1.6 Final release on Ubuntu and Linux Mint.