Wine 1.4 final has been released!

After 20 months of development, has been announced today the release of Wine 1.4 final, the new release comes with new features and improvements,  the main change in this major stable release are the new DIB graphics engine, a redesigned audio stack, and full support for bidirectional text and character shaping. beside the improvement, this release added support to many new applications, notably Microsoft Office 2010.

For the complete changelog check the announcement page.

Installation of Wine 1.4 on Ubuntu and LinuxMint

For Ubuntu and LinuxMint you can install wine 1.4 useing the following PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine1.3

For other Linux distributions, check the download page for your distro

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  • Hanynowsky

    In 12.04 we’ve got Wine 1.4 RC6 already there.

  • Christian Bernard

    Good news indeed!

  • Wamaxwell

    hmmm…doesnt seem that I can update to wine 1.4 in Linux Mint…says it isn’t there to install

  • Alius Panfilovas

     Did you follow instructions? Install wine1.3, then go to wine config, click about and see 1.4 there. I thought at first it’s a mistake by Zinoune, but looks like not :)

  • tibor strausz

    sudo apt-get install wine1.3is that for 1.4??
     or should that be:
    sudo apt-get install wine1.4

  • Jee

    it is 1.4 apparently

    I got this during the installation:+————————-(…)Setting up wine1.3-gecko (1.4.0+2~ppa1) …Setting up lib32nss-mdns (0.10-3.1ubuntu1) …Setting up wine1.4 (1.4-0ubuntu1~ppa2~oneiric3) …procps stop/waiting