Wine is a compatibility layer application capable of running Windows applications on several operating systems, such as Linux, Mac OSX, & BSD. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly, eliminating the performance and memory penalties of other methods and allowing you to cleanly integrate Windows applications into your desktop
The latest release Wine 1.7.22 comes with a number of new features and bug fixes:
- Support for Unicode bracketing pairs.
- Improved Internet cookie support.
- OS X CoreAudio driver uses AUHAL instead of AudioQueue.
- Initial support for geographical information.
- Various bug fixes
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Install Wine 1.7.22
[box type=”info” icon=”info”]The quickest and easiest way to install latest version of Wine is via the PPA as documented below. Note that in some cases, the PPA may not be up to date with latest version, so if you really need to use the latest, then follow method 2 but you need to exercise patience and wait till it finishes[/box]
Method 1: Install via PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install wine1.7
Method 2: Compile from source
sudo apt-get install flex bison qt4-qmake xorg-dev wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wine/wine-1.7.22.tar.bz2 tar -xjvf wine-1.7.22.tar.bz2 cd wine-1.7.22
./configure make sudo make install ./wine --version
./configure --enable-win64 make sudo make install ./wine64 --versioncomments powered by Disqus