WineHQ is an opensource and capable of installing Windows applications on Linux, BSD, and macOS.
Wine team released a new development version 5.9 and this release is not suitable for production purposes.
This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install wine 5.9 in Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and LinuxMint.
Changelog in Wine 5.9
- Initial support for slitting DLLs into PE and Unix parts
- Timestamp updates in the kernel user shred data
- Support for generating PDF files when building PE DLLs.
- Major progress on the WineD3D vulkan backend
- Various bug fixes.
How to Install Wine 5.9 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint?
Winehq can be installed in Ubuntu and LinuxMint via Wine apt repository
Step 1: Install the required dependencies
Step 2: Enable the 32-bit architecture and download the repostitory key
Step 3: Add the Wine repostitory
Users need to replace manually the <distname> with the distribution name focal for Ubuntu 20.04 , bionic for LinuxMint 19.x, Ubuntu 19.x and xenial for LinuxMint 18.x,Ubuntu 18.x
For Ubuntu 19.04 and lesser versions users run the below command to have libfaudio0 in the repository
Step 4: Update the repository
Step 5: Install Wine 5.9
Step 6: Verify the Wine installation
Test the wine by opening basic windows application (ie) notepad, internet explorer, etc… by using the below format