Several days ago it was released the new experimental version of Wine 6.7 which comes with a series of updates and bug fixes accumulated since the release of version 6.6 and in which 44 bug reports closed and 397 changes made.
Among the most prominent changes we can find the update of Mono to version 6.1.1, as well as the solution to the problem presented in KDE related to the task tray, among other things.
For those who do not know about Wine, they should know that this is a popular free and open source software that allows users to run Windows applications on Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. To be a bit more technical, Wine is a compatibility layer that translates system calls from Windows to Linux and it uses some Windows libraries, in the form of .dll files.
Wine it is one of the best ways to run Windows applications on Linux. In addition, the Wine community it has a very detailed application database, we find it as AppDB it contains more than 25,000 programs and games, classified by their compatibility with Wine.
Main novelties of Wine 6.7
Of the main changes that stand out in this new corrective version It is mentioned that the NetApi32, WLDAP32 and Kerberos libraries they have been converted to the PE executable file format.
On the other hand, in WOW64 (a layer to run 32-bit programs on 64-bit Windows), has received a number of system redirection improvements of files to replace 32-bit DLLs instead of 64-bit DLLs.
Also, it stands out that new drivers with Plug & Play support were added as well as support to work with keyboard input devices in raw mode.
Wine 6.7 fixes a bug in the installation of multiple applicationss like Autdesk 3ds Max9 and Informix Database, which affected several programs related to SharpDevelop and Clarion Enterprise.
Various fixes for various audio programs such as Rekordbox 5.3.0 and Winamp and a bug fix for the WeChat chat application are also mentioned.
On the part of game corrections we can find for example NHL09, CS: GO, Supreme Commander Forged Alliance, Melodyne 5, BioShock Remastered, and Legends of Runeterra would crash at launch with earlier versions.
Finally if you want to know more about this new development version Wine released, you can check the change log In the following link.
How to install the development version of Wine 6.7 on Ubuntu and derivatives?
If you are interested in being able to test this new development version of Wine on your distro, you can do so by following the instructions we share below.
The first and most important step will be to enable the 32-bit architecture, that even if our system is 64 bits, doing this step saves us many problems that usually occur.
For this we write about the terminal:
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
Now we must import the keys and add them to the system with this command:
wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key sudo apt-key add Release.key
Done this now we are going to add the following repository to the system, for this we write in the terminal:
sudo apt-add-repository "deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ $(lsb_release -sc) main" sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get --download-only install winehq-devel sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-devel sudo apt-get --download-only dist-upgrade
Finally we can verify that we already have Wine installed and also what version we have on the system by executing the following command:
How to uninstall Wine from Ubuntu or some derivative?
As for those who want to uninstall Wine from their system for whatever reason, They should only execute the following commands.
Uninstall the development version:
sudo apt purge winehq-devel sudo apt-get remove wine-devel sudo apt-get autoremove