Edit: Due to the fact that this article is old, the installation instructions may not work anymore. In order to successfully install the latest version of Wine, please access the wine tag and open the latest article (the one on top).
Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Wine 1.6 stable has been finally released with many fixes and new features. To get a full list of improvements, see the official announcement.
In this article I will show you how to install Wine 1.6 stable on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia and Linux Mint 13 Maya.
Wine 1.6 stable will be added soon to the official PPA, ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa, so installing it on Ubuntu and Linux Mint is easy. All you have to do is:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install wine1.6 winetricks
If you do not want to wait until it will be added to the PPA, you can install it from sources:
$ sudo apt-get install flex bison qt3-dev-tools qt4-qmake
$ wget -c http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wine/wine-1.6.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf wine-1.6.tar.bz2
$ cd wine-1.6*
$ cd tools