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Wine 1.5.22 Brings Support for ARM64 platforms and Fixes to RTL Text

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Wine is a free and open source software, it allows you to run Microsoft Windows applications on Linux, BSD, Solaris and Mac OS X. The weekly development release version 1.5.22 has been released, which brings several bug fixes and new features since Wine 1.5.21.


The major changes in Wine 1.5.22 are the new implementation for ARM64 platform, a new version of Gecko layout engine version 1.9 which is originally based Mozilla Gecko, fixes for RTL in Uniscribe Unicode-encoded text. Also, it comes with several bug fixes. Please check the release announcements for more information.

Download Wine 1.5.22 source code

Download Wine-1.5.22.tar.bz2

[How To]: Install Wine 1.5.22 on Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal using PPA

Run Terminal, then type,

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install wine1.5

[note]The repository has not been updated yet, it should be updated soon.

The PPA will includes Wine 1.5.22 updates for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, and Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail.[/note]

Also, you can install the stable release Wine 1.4.1 using the same PPA, just replace the last line with

sudo apt-get install wine1.4


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