WineHQ is an opensource and capable of installing Windows applications on Linux, BSD, and macOS.
Wine team released a new development version 5.11 and this release is not suitable for production purposes.
This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install wine 5.11 in Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and LinuxMint.
Changelog in Wine 5.11
- Wine Mono engine updated to 5.1.10 with wpfGfx library support
- Removal of obsolete 32-bit PowerPC architecture
- More work on the separate UNIX library for NTDLL
- initial support for the print ticket API
- Various bug fixes
- Beginnings of a netIO kernel driver implementation.
How to Install Wine 5.11 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint?
Winehq can be installed in Ubuntu and Linux Mint via Wine apt repository
Step 1: Install the dependencies
Step 2: Enable the 32 bit architecture and download the repository key
Step 3: Add the wine repository to system
Users need to replace manually the <distname> with the distribution name focal for Ubuntu 20.04 ,LinuxMint 20, 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 5.11
Step 6: Verify the wine installation
Test the wine by opening basic windows application (ie) notepad, internet explorer, etc… by using the below format