Wine 2.16 Released with New Features and Various Fixes

Wine running Windows apps on Linux

The latest Wine development release, Wine 2.16, was released last night with some new features and various bug fixes.

Wine 2.16 adds support for pasting metafiles in RichEdit, better support for grayscale PNG images, support for safety features in library loading, better handling of transforms in GdiPlus, rendering improvements in DirectWrite, and a total of 19 bug-fixes.

How to Install Wine 2.15 in Ubuntu:

The official Wine repository offers the latest packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, and their derivatives.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for it from app launcher, when it opens, run command:

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

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

winehq-repo

For Linux Mint 18.x, use following command instead to add the wine repository:

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

2. Download and install the repository key via command:

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

wine-repos-key

3. Finally install Wine development release via command:

sudo apt-get update

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

For more details, see the official documentation.

Uninstall:

To remove the latest Wine development 2.x, open terminal and run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove winehq-devel

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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