The development release (1.5.8) of Wine is now available. This version fixed a total of 80 bugs from the previous released version.

Besides bug fixes, it also added new features like, more C++ stream functionality, Windows Codecs improvement, Support for printing fake italic fonts and more.

For a more detailed release note, click here.

To install or upgrade Wine in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to add Wine PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa


Next, run the commands below to update your system and install Wine

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install wine1.5