Tuesday 5 July 2016

Wine 1.9.13 released, how to install in Linux

Wine 1.9.13 development release is now available to download and install for Linux users. This new release includes various bug fixes but since this is not a stable release, there may be some new bugs along the way. 

If you are a Linux users, chances are very less that you have never heard of Wine. Wine is a Linux application that helps in running several Windows Application in Linux by translating Windows API calls into POSIX calls on the fly, eliminating the performance and memory issue. This is a popular tool which Linux users use to run Windows based games on Linux. Also, to install Adobe Photoshop cs6 in Linux. However, we as a open source enthusiasts will ask you to use Best Photoshop alternative for Linux.

What new in Wine 1.9.13 development release

  • New version of Gecko engine based on Firefox 47
  • More shader Model 5 support in Direct3D
  • Unicode data updated to Unicode 9.0.0
  • Improvements to GDI paths and metafiles
  • More progress towards the Direct3D command stream
  • And various bug fixes. 

How to Install Wine 1.9.13 in Linux 


Open terminal and type the following commands to install Wine in Linux Ubuntu.

Enable 32 bit architecture.

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Add the repository and update package.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/wine-builds
sudo apt-get update

Install the development branch.

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-devel


Enable 32 but package and install key which was used to sign packages:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 wget https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key
sudo apt-key add Release.key

Next add the repository to /etc/apt/sources.list or create a *.list under /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ with the following content:

deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/debian/ DISTRO main

// replace DISTRO being either wheezy, jessie, stretch or sid

To avoid problems with missing dependencies, Wheezy users need to add the following to /etc/apt/sources.list if it's not already there.

deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ oldstable main

update package and install Wine 1.9.13

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install winehq-devel

Fedora 23

Add the repository 

dnf config-manager --add-repo https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/fedora/23/winehq.repo

and type in the following command to install Wine 1.9.13

dnf install winehq-devel


Install key which was used to sign package:

wget https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key
sudo rpm --import Release.key

For Mageia 5 32-bit

sudo urpmi.addmedia "WineHQ 32-bit" https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/mageia/5/i586/

Mageia 5 64-bit

sudo urpmi.addmedia "WineHQ 64-bit" https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/mageia/5/x86_64/

Install package for development branch:

sudo urpmi.update -a
sudo urpmi winehq-devel

If you are using any other distribution, let me know in the comments how you installed it, and I will add it to this list. 


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