Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Install Wine 1.5.11 in Xubuntu (PPA)

Wine 1.5.11 has been released with the following major changes:

  • Multi-channel support in the ALSA driver.
  • Removal of the big X11 lock.
  • Support for pair positioning adjustments in Uniscribe.
  • More I/O stream implementations in the C++ runtime.
  • Various bug fixes.
A total of 36 were fixed in applications such as "SIM City 4", "S.T.A.L.K.E.R.", "F.E.A.R.3", "Fallout 3", "Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands", etc, and GeForce GT 630M (with Bumblebee) is now properly recognized.

Ubuntu repositories is still 1.4. Bellow instructions are provided to install the latest Wine version from the "Latest official WineHQ releases" PPA.

Install

Open a terminal window and run this line:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa -y && sudo apt-get update && if [ `uname -m` == "x86_64" ]; then wine="wine1.5-amd64"; else wine="wine1.5"; fi && echo $wine && sudo apt-get install $wine

References

The Wine development release 1.5.11 is now available | WineHQ

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