Wine 2.21 Released! How to Install it via PPA

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The Wine development 2.21 was released earlier today. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu via its official repository.

Wine 2.21 features:

  • Still more metafile support in GdiPlus.
  • Indirect draws support in Direct 3D.
  • Calling convention fixes on ARM.
  • Improved serial port detection on Linux.
  • Services fixes on WoW64.
  • Better DPI scaling in the Shell Explorer.
  • And a total of 16 bug-fixes, see here for details.

How to Install Wine 2.21 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint:

For Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Linux Mint 17.x and 18.x, open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T and run following commands one by one:

1. Add the official wine repository via command:

sudo apt-add-repository https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/

For Linux Mint 18.x, use following command instead to add the repository:

sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ xenial main'

For Linux Mint 17.x, replace xenial in the code with trusty.

2. Install the GPG key to be able to receive software updates:

wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key && sudo apt-key add Release.key

3. Finally update and install the latest Wine development release:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-devel

Uninstall:

To remove wine dev release, simply run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove winehq-devel

And you can remove the repository via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.

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