Wine is an Open Source, command line and most popular software that allows users to install and run Microsoft Windows applications and games on Linux. Wine Team recently released Wine 1.7.40 development version with many bug fixes and improvements. Let’s see what’s new in this release.
What’s New In Wine 1.7.40 Development Release?
- Support for kernel job objects.
- Various fixes to the ListView control.
- Better support for OOB data in Windows Sockets.
- Support for DIB images in the OLE data cache.
- Improved support for MSI patches.
- Some fixes for ACL file permissions.
- Various bug fixes.
To see a full list of changes and improvements you can head to the official page.
How To Install/Update Wine 1.7.40
Wine 1.7.40 on Ubuntu 15.04 vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS), Ubuntu 13.10/13.04/12.04, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Linux Lite 2.2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems. The easiest way to install/update wine latest version is using PPA.
Uninstall Old Version Of Wine
If you have installed an older version, first uninstall using the below command –
$ sudo apt-get remove –purge wine
Add the repository and Install Wine 1.7.39 –
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppasudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install wine1.7 winetricks
Congratulation! You’ve installed Wine.