The Wine development release 1.7.5 has been released. Here’s how to install or upgrade in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise and their derivatives.

What’s new in Wine 1.7.5:

  • Support for registration-free COM using activation contexts.
  • Improved support for simulated bold fonts.
  • Unicode data updated to Unicode 6.3.
  • Better support for typelib registration on 64-bit.
  • Various bug fixes.

Bugs fixed in 1.7.5:

  • Wine doesnt show embedded web browser interface on Clarion applications
  • Crash when creating a DC
  • url.dll FileProtocolHandler does not open URLs in browser.
  • Main Steam window disappears when entering Exposé
  • Bioshock not work
  • Risen – No space between words in Risen
  • GetTabbedTextExtent() returns non-zero value when nCount == 0
  • chromium-based apps can’t load https sites
  • wine iexplore can’t load (gives a blank page)
  • Steam freezes
  • Internet Explorer 8 fails to submit a URL to VirusTotal for analysis
  • Spotify crashes on startup
  • version of Soulbringer crashes on startup (GetModuleHandleExW needs to support GET_MODULE_HANDLE_EX_FLAG_PIN)
  • 32-bit Visual C++ 2010 Express full installer complains “Unknown Error” with Mono (mscoree CLR v4 shim needs CreateInterface)
  • Basic WPF applications using .NET 3.5 WPF fails to handle images (windowscodecs {7543696a-bc8d-46b0-5f81-8d95728972be} = IMILBitmapSource unsupported)
  • Wargame: Airland Battle needs msvcr110.dll._libm_sse2_atan_precise
  • installer of iTudou needs atl90
  • window titlebar names
  • Fullscreen Window scaling issue (MacDriver)
  • __unDName doesn’t use flags UNDNAME_NO_LEADING_UNDERSCORES and UNDNAME_NO_MS_KEYWORDS for “__ptr64″
  • __unDName doesn’t support flag UNDNAME_NO_THISTYPE
  • J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 10 installer ‘patchjre’ tool crashes due to unbuffered io on redirected stdout pipe
  • e-carte bleue la banque postale doesn’t work at all
  • Miranda crashes on start up
  • cabinet_open{,_stream} returns 0 on failure but doesn’t compliant to _open interface
  • Photoscape: crashes selecting some filters
  • PageFault when generating a MD5 Hash
  • Tray icons don’t attach to the native notification area
  • explorer.exe does not start
  • IE7 can’t install

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and you can install

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install wine1.7