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Monday, 25 November 2013

How To : Install Wine 1.7.7 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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    Wine ("WINdows Emulator", aka "Wine Is Not an Emulator") and it is the Free and Open source utility that is used to run applications designed for Windows OS on Linux/Unix platform. Wine comes with a software library Winelib that lets the coders to compile Windows applications on Linux/Unix platform. Wine has now reached it's latest stable version- Wine 1.7.7 and this article will guide you to install Wine 1.7.7 stable release on your Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems.

What's New in Wine 1.7.7..?

  • Support for configuring remote shares using Samba's NetAPI library.
  • Multiple keyboard layouts support in the Mac driver.
  • Improved embedding support through XEMBED.
  • Support for arrays in VBScript.
  • 49 bug fixes.

Fixes 

  • Splinter Cell: CT crashes with an unahandled exception
  • Blood 2 (v. 2.1): mouse input not working
  • wine's system tray should not wake the cpu when idle
  • Tomb Raider underworld demo big troubles
  • Word 2003/2007 Bold Face Type Bug
  • mountmgr.sys: Wine does not recognise empty DVD-ROMs
  • Touhou 9 - Phantasmagoria of Flower View, patching from 1.00 to 1.50a breaks the game
  • Program error window for DVD Profiler (with no obvious error)
  • Monster Jam: No textures
  • PowerPoint 2007 never displays slides 2 or 3 in normal view when paging down
  • Frontpage 2003 crashes when adding URL or exiting the program
  • Mouse in Nostale not working
  • Resident Evil 2: no sound and annoying dialog window
  • toolbar buttons in .chm file viewer are not working
  • BioEdit crashes with "setup_exception_record stack overflow"
  • Every single line is underlined in Dreamweaver codeview and many more...

Installation

Add the PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

Update the local repository.

sudo apt-get update

Install the package.

sudo apt-get install wine1.7

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