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 1.7.15 and this article will guide you to install Wine 1.7.15 stable release on your Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems.
What's New in Wine 1.7.15..?
- New Task Scheduler service.
- Many regression test fixes.
- Support for exception unwinding in VBScript.
- Various bug fixes.
- Timeless Time and Expense 3.0: bad fields in calendar/time entries
- Visual Pinball : graphics is very messy
- dogfood: xampp won't work properly
- Seagate Crystal Reports 6 installer crashes due to incorrect ordinal numbering of 'odbccp32.dll' exports
- Multiple VB6 apps complain with "Run-time error '445'" (Swiftkit, VMXBuider 0.8)(IFileSystem3::CreateTextFile method implementation needed)
- F1 2000 and F1 Championship Season 2000 crash at startup
- Cannot play songs using Songbird 1.4.3 and 1.7.3
- Drakensang Dark Eye crash on start (needs D3DXCreateBox)
- Pioneer DJs 1.6 hangs on startup (SetupDiEnumDeviceInterfaces needs to retain DeviceInterfaceData->cbSize upon reset)
- MSXML, HTTPS GET don't work
- Multiple applications need Network Configuration Component (netcfgx.dll) (iNodeSetup, CommView, Shan Xun 802.1x client)
- Program Error - Program crashes on open
- 'Moorhuhn - Juwel der Finsternis' crashes on startup
- Tic Tac Toe Game (vbscript) cannot be played (colon used for placing multiple statements on the same line in select case statements)
- Iexplore blank page or binary
- Some video files fail to play in Windows Media Player 9/10 (using native wmvcore/wmp dlls)
- Google SketchUp 8 crashes on exit
- Quicken 2012 aborts at startup.
- Band-in-a-Box 2012 crashes on startup
- Infinite loop in mshtml navigate
- ConEmu: Fails to start cmd.exe
- Symantec VIP Access no longer installs (needs WinMGMTS object stub)
- AmiBroker fails on startup and many more...
InstallationAdd the PPA.
Update the local repository.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
Install the package.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine1.7 winetricks