New Wine 2.14 Dev Released with Updated Mono Engine

Wine running Windows apps on Linux

The new Wine development release has reached the 2.14 release days ago with new features and a total of 18 bug-fixes.

The official repository has made the binary packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, and their derivatives.

What’s New in Wine 2.14:

  • Mono engine updated with some bug fixes.
  • C++ calling convention workarounds in the IDL compiler.
  • Z-order support in the Android graphics driver.
  • Scalable mouse cursors on macOS.
  • Various bug fixes affect Dead by Daylight, CHM viewer, Root Double, iMesh 10, The Witcher 3, Star Wars, and more.

How to Install Wine 2.14 in Ubuntu:

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 2.14:

1. Add the repository via command:

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

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing due to security reason) when it prompts and hit Enter.

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 2.14:

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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