Wine Team recently released Wine 1.7.37. Wine’s development is very active and it sees new releases regularly. Each time there are several bug fixes and support for new applications and games. Wine can install Windows applications and games on Linux and adding support for new applications and games makes it one of the most popular Linux applications.
What’s New in Wine 1.7.37
The new release has the following key features –
- Interface change notifications.
- Support for the UTF-7 encoding.
- A few graphical fixes for themed controls.
- Implemented Wininet on top of Win32 sockets.
- Various bug fixes.
This release contains 71 bug fixes. To see the complete list of Bug fixes, head over to the Changelog.
Install Wine In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Or Other Ubuntu Based Distributions
Wine 1.7.37 can be easily installed from official PPA in Ubuntu/Linux Mint or Other Ubuntu based distributions.
Notice – This version 1.7.37 is a development release, so it is recommended to use for testing purposes but not for enterprise purposes.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install -y wine1.7 winetricks
After you have installed wine, you’re ready to install Windows applications and games on your Linux machine.
$ wine notepad $ wine notepad.exe $ wine c:\\windows\\notepad.exe
$ wine64 notepad $ wine64 notepad.exe $ wine64 c:\\windows\\notepad.exe