Wine 2.13 released, How to Install it in Ubuntu

Wine running Windows apps on Linux

The Wine development release has reached version 2.13 a few days ago with some new features, performance improvements and a total of 33 bug-fixes.

What’s New in Wine 2.13:

  • Unicode data updated to Unicode 10.0.0.
  • Nicer looking default mouse cursors.
  • Persistent connections support in WinHTTP.
  • Message Framing protocol support in WebServices.
  • Improved metafile support in GdiPlus.
  • Debug registers support in x86-64 exception handling.
  • Anti-aliasing improvements in DirectWrite.
  • Various bug-fixes.

Install Wine 2.13 in Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, 17.04:

Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “Terminal” from app launcher. When it opens, do following steps to add Wine repository and install wine 2.13:

1. Add the repository via command:

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

winehq-repo

For Linux Mint 18.x, run following command instead:

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

2. Add the keyring via command:

wget https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key && sudo apt-key add Release.key

wine-key

3. Finally check updates and install wine 2.13:

sudo apt-get update

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

Uninstall Wine:

To remove the wine development release, run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove winehq-devel

And remove the wine repository via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.

About ml

ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.

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