The Wine team has announced a new development release, Wine 6.3, with new features and various bug fixes.
Wine 6.3 Characteristic:
- Improved debugger support on the NT system call interface.
- The WineGStreamer library has been converted to PE.
- More WinRT support with WIDL.
- Optional support for build IDs.
There are also various bug fixes for Windows applications such as py2exe, Achieve Planner 1.9.0, 32-bit iTunes 188.8.131.52 and WRC 4.
How to install Wine 6.3 on Ubuntu:
The Wine team has created Linux packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and Ubuntu 20.10. You can then install it by following the steps below one by one.
Open a terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard or searching for “Terminal” from the System Applications menu. Once open, do the following steps one at a time:
Installing the Wine Development version using the following command replaces the latest stable Wine release package, if installed.
1.) Run the command to enable the 32-bit architecture (if you don’t have one).
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
Enter your user password (without asterisk feedback) when prompted and press Enter to continue.
2.) Execute the following command to install the repository key.
wget -O - https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key | sudo apt-key add -
3.) Add the wine repository using the command.
sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ focal main'
Important: This command requires you to replace the focal with:
- Ubuntu 20.04, Linux Mint 20.x focal
- Groovy for Ubuntu 20.10.
- Bionic for Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux Mint 19.x
Don’t know the system edition?Run
lsb_release -a The command of the terminal to check out.
4.) For Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux Mint 19.x only, you need the libfaudio0 library to run the following command to install from a third-party repository.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cybermax-dexter/sdl2-backport
5.) Finally, use the command to install Wine 6.3.
sudo apt update && sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-devel
If the dependency issue is not met, try the aptitude command instead.
sudo apt install aptitude && sudo aptitude install winehq-devel
Launch the Software & Updates utility and[Other Software]You can remove the PPA by navigating to the tab.
To remove wine 6.3, run the command in your terminal.
sudo apt remove --auto-remove winehq-devel