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Saturday, 16 November 2013

How To : Install Wine 1.6.1 Stable 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 1.6.1 and this article will guide you to install Wine 1.6.1 stable release on your Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems.

Fixes

  • Powerbullet Presenter 1.44: Powerbullet.dll registration fails (Armadillo v4.x software protection fails at checkpoint L5, error 0x17)  
  • WSAStartup not needed before socket() call
  • Mp3Tag: Column headers in list view incorrectly redrawn
  • Neverwinter Nights 2 can't detect video adapter properly, claiming: "Your video card has less than 128 MB of video memory"
  • Excel Workbook with Macros Is not Running : Getting Crashed.
  • Process Hacker 2.x needs ntdll.dll.NtCreateKeyedEvent
  • winedbg and its man page should use "wpid" consistently for Windows' process ID
  • ImmGetDescriptionW() from imm32 crashes with certain parameters
  • qedit/mediadet test crashes on FreeBSD9  
  • GameShield/SoftwareShield protected apps/games won't start (SetCurrentDirectoryA calling W API causes detours recursion)
  • MeGUI 2112 crashes after first update / restart (application XML settings can't be fully deserialized due to oleaut32 VarDecRound being a semi-stub)
  • wine(1) man page should mention running built-in programs like explorer.exe
  • kernel32.dll.InitOnceExecuteOnce needed for several MS installer (Office2013 / Windows Essentials 2012 / .NET Framework 4.5 / Skydrive / ARM Applications)
  • Torchlight 2 shadows are rendered incorrectly on some areas
  • iTunes 7 needs msvcr80.dll._wmktemp_s
  • measuring/painting strings needs better tests
  • .NET Framework 3.5 WPF 3.x apps need windowscodecsext.dll.DllGetClassObject
  • Garena didn't start with ADMINISTRATOR privileges
  • Spin Tires tech demo needs msvcr90.dll.wctomb_s
  • Arabic Entry Box Has Big Errors and many more...

Installation

Add the repository.

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

Update the local repository.

sudo apt-get update

Install the package.

sudo apt-get install wine

1 comment:

  1. Wine now comes in a PPA package? Though it was still part of the ubuntu repository.

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