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Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Wine 1.7.0 has been recently released, bringing some new features to the previous version, Wine 1.6.
Improvements and fixes, from the official announcement:
- Support for vertical text in the Postscript driver.
- Version 2 of liblcms used now instead of version 1.
- Unicode data updated to Unicode 6.2.0.
- Hyperlink controls supported in installers.
- Improved support for XML attributes.
- Various bug fixes.
In this article I will show you how to install Wine 1.7.0 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.
Because it is not available via PPA yet, we have to download the app from sourceforge.net, extract the archive and install Wine.
Instructions for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Linux Mint 16 Petra and Linux Mint 15 Olivia:
$ sudo apt-get install flex bison qt4-qmake
$ wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wine/wine-1.7.0.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf wine-1.7.0.tar.bz2
$ cd wine-1.7.0
To install Wine. 1.7.0 on Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 14 Nadia and Linux Mint 13 Maya, you need to also install the qt3-dev-tools package, before compiling Wine from source, like we did for Ubuntu 13.10/13.04 and Linux Mint 16/15.