Wine 6.4 released with support for DTLS protocol

The Wine team has announced a new development release, Wine 6.4, with new features and various bug fixes.

Wine 6.4 Added support for the DTLS protocol. Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) is a protocol designed to protect data over UDP and is used in applications such as media streaming, VOIP, and online games for communication.

Other changes in the release are:

  • Font set support with DirectWrite.
  • Dialog for editing access control entries.
  • Some more general control theme support.
  • Support for Korean Wansung encoding.

There are also various bug fixes in Windows applications such as RTG Bills 2.x, Acrobat Reader XI, Soldiers of Anarchy and The Witcher 3.

How to install Wine 6.4 on Ubuntu:

New release packages will be available on Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and Ubuntu 20.10. In the coming days.

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 edition of the system?Run lsb_release -a Run the command in 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 6.4.

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

Uninstall wine.

Launch the Software & Updates utility and[Other Software]You can remove the PPA by navigating to the tab.

To remove wine 6.4, run the command in your terminal.

sudo apt remove --auto-remove winehq-devel

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