Tuesday, January 31, 2017

How to Install Wine 2.0 Stable on Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, 16.10

   Wine 2.0  is the first release made on the new time-based, annual release schedule. This implies that some features that are being worked on but couldn't be finished in time have been deferred to the next development cycle. This includes in particular the Direct3D command stream, the full HID support, the Android graphics driver, and message-mode pipes.

Wine 2.0 release highlights:
  •     support for Microsoft Office 2013
  •     the 64-bit support on macOS.
  •     support for Unicode 9.0
  •     better HiDPI scaling
  •     GStreamer 1.0 support
  •     an updated Gecko engine
  •     More Direct3D 10 and 11 features
  •     And much more, see the announcement

Install Wine 2.0 Stable:
Open terminal and insert command line...

1. Remove previous Wine 1.8 or other regular Wine packages via command:

$ sudo apt-get remove wine wine1.8 wine-stable libwine* fonts-wine* && sudo apt autoremove

2. run the following command to add the PPA:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/unstable

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install wine2.0

Check version wine:

$ wine --version

Option, Remove Wine:

$ sudo apt-get remove wine2.0 wine-staging

$ sudo apt-get autoremove

Wine 2.0 Stable support Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak), Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus), Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), Ubuntu 15.04(Vivid Vervet), Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)

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