Install Wine 1.7.1 in Elementary OS 0.2 Luna

Add Wine 1.7.1 to your Elementary OS system

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Here's how you can install Wine 1.7.1 to your 32-bit or 64-bit Elementary OS 0.2 Luna computer. This tip also works for Ubuntu 12.04 and Linux Mint 14.

1. Open a terminal window.

2. Type in the following commands then hit Enter after each for the 32-bit version of Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

sudo apt-get install flex bison qt3-dev-tools qt4-qmake

wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wine/wine-1.7.1.tar.bz2

tar -xjvf wine-1.7.*

cd wine-1.7.*

./configure

cd tools

./wineinstall

3. Use these commands for the 64-bit version of Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

sudo apt-get install flex bison qt3-dev-tools qt4-qmake

wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wine/wine-1.7.1.tar.bz2

tar -xjvf wine-1.7.*

cd wine-1.7.*

./configure --enable-win64

cd tools

./wineinstall

Wine 1.7.1 Changes

Here's a list of changes in this version of Wine:

- Support for keyed event objects.

- Support for the "init once" synchronization mechanism.

- Activation context support for DLLs, typelibs, and COM classes.

- Support for loading 32-bit typelibs on 64-bit.

- Various Mac driver fixes.

- Some fixes for serial port devices.

- Various bug fixes.

Additional Resources for Wine 1.7.1

Wine HQ Site

Wine 1.7.1 Changelog

Wine Forums

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