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 PlayOnLinux, please access the playonlinux tag and open the latest article (the one on top).
As you may know, PlayOnLinux is a frontend for Wine, the popular software for running Windows applications on Linux and Mac OS X.
The latest PlayOnLinux version available is PlayOnLinux 4.2.10, which has been recently released, coming with the below fixes:
- Wine 1.8 staging is now the default wine version on OSX. The build process has been improved thanks to wine-staging team so that the compiler supports ms_hook_prologue, allowing function hotpatching. This should improve the compatibility of some applications like Steam.
- Some wine staging instructions have been added so that they are fully supported by the scripts.
- The wineprefix tab in the configuration panel has been improved.
Up to date PlayOnLinux packages are available via some third party PPA, so installing the software on Ubuntu systems is easy. Add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the playonlinux package:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install playonlinux
The installation instructions should work on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin and derivative systems like Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa, Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint 6, Peppermint 5, LXLE 14.04 and Linux Lite 2.