Wine has been updated to version 1.5.6 (development release).
This version comes with more improvements in terms of stability and performance. The new features of Wine 1.5.6 are:
Auto setup of Mono add-on package.
A Control panel applet for game joysticks.
Device bitmap rendering now done through the DIB engine.
Support for video rendering through DirectX (VMR-9).
First steps towards a D3D shader compiler.
Build fixes for DragonFly BSD.
More bug fixes.
You can view the detailed information about the changes in Wine HQ page. In order to install latest version of Wine 1.5.6, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and paste below commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install wine1.5