Update Wine 1.5 has now been announced!
I was delighted to read this morning that Wine 1.4 stable had been released, a quick …
dpkg -l wine
… revealed that my Debian Wheezy install was running version 1.0.1, several significant versions old. There may be good stability reasons for that decision, but I can afford to be a little more adventurous on my desktop PC.
So the question was how to build, well some brief and helpful instructions are already available.
The only ways I deviated from these instructions was to use the standard Wine option for the build:
$ cd tmp/
Taking the option for “no” to build without installation, and once complete I installed with:
Checkinstall is a wonderful program to install from source via a Deb package, that can later be uninstalled or upgraded.
Many thanks to lindqvist for saving me the hassle of working out the dependencies!