Install Wine Staging On Ubuntu Via PPA

Download and install Wine Staging Ubuntu PPA. How to install Wine Staging 1.9.6 (Wine-Fork) on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 15.10 Systems. Wine Staging is the testing area of It contains bug fixes and features, which have not been integrated into the development branch yet. The idea of Wine Staging is to provide experimental features faster to end users and to give developers the possibility to discuss and improve their patches before they are integrated into the main branch.

Wine Staging 1.9.6 is the latest version of the program. Wine Staging 1.9.6 has been released with the following changes:

  • Do not update iosb.Status after FSCTL_PIPE_LISTEN call
  • Implement GdipCreateMetafileFromStream
  • Implement support for WICPixelFormat32bppGrayFloat
  • Fake success in dwmapi.DwmSetWindowAttribute function (Epic Games Launcher)
  • Implement support for Vulkan
  • Fix pointer to custom dialog control data
  • Populate CA certificate store in registry
  • Fix handling of GetOverlappedResult when status remains STATUS_PENDING
  • Implement semi-stub for ws2_32 DisconnectEx
  • Implement wuauserv dummy service
  • Fix handling of INTERNET_INVALID_PORT_NUMBER in HttpOpenRequestW
  • Implement windowscodecs.WICCreateBitmapFromSection(Ex)
  • Implement a better stub for IPicture::SaveAsFile
  • Implement query operation in reg.exe

Install Wine Staging 1.9.6 on Ubuntu


Run the following commands to install up to date Wine Staging PPA:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install --install-recommends wine-staging

To install the 64 bit version of wine-staging, run the following command:

$ sudo apt-get install wine-staging-amd64

Please note that the Wine staging is installed in /opt/wine-staging/bin and hence the Wine Staging can be used along wine. The wine is installed in /usr/bin.

For Wine Staging to behave as it was in the system’s default PATH, run to install wine-staging-compact:

$ sudo apt-get install wine-staging-compat

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