The latest Wine development has reached the 2.17 release with DirectWrite, virtual memory improvements and various bug-fixes.
Wine 2.17 brings better support for grayscale mode in DirectWrite, per-application StartupWMClass in desktop files, virtual memory compatibility improvements, palette handling improvements in WindowsCodecs, reply messages improvements in WebServices, and a total of 20 bug fixes.
How to Install Wine 2.17 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.
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
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.
To remove the latest Wine development 2.x, open terminal and run command:
sudo apt-get remove --autoremove winehq-devel