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Wine 1.5.11 has been released recently which comes with more features, bugfixes and improvements. Here are some of the key features and changes in this latest development release:

  • Adding multi-channel support for the ALSA driver
  • Big X11 lock removal
  • Adding support for pair positioning adjustments in Uniscribe
  • More I/O stream implementations in the C++ runtime
  • Various bug fixes
You can find the release notes of Wine 1.5.11 here. You have to bear in mind that this is a development release which is not recommended for production machines. To install Wine 1.5.11 from PPA on Ubuntu 12.04/11.10 or Linux Mint 13 or older, run the following commands from the terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine1.5 winetricks

If you want to install the stable version of Wine (currently 1.4.1), run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine1.4 winetricks

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