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Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Wine 1.7.1 has been released a while ago, bringing improvements to the previous version.
What’s new in this release (from the official changelog):
- Support for keyed event objects.
- Support for the “init once” synchronization mechanism.
- Activation context support for DLLs, typelibs, and COM classes.
- Support for loading 32-bit typelibs on 64-bit.
- Various Mac driver fixes.
- Some fixes for serial port devices.
- Various bug fixes.
In this article I will show you how to install Wine 1.7.1 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because it has been added in the official Wine PPA 2 days ago, installing Wine 1.7.1 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to the system, update the local repository index and install the wine1.6 package. Despite the fact the is called wine1.6, actually the package installed wine1.7.1:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install wine1.6 winetricks