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Wine 1.5.13 Has Raw Input, Transparent Window Areas

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Published on 14 September 2012 02:34 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE
19 Comments

Wine 1.5.13 was released on Friday afternoon with a few prominent new features.

The official Wine 1.5.13 highlights according to the official notes on WineHQ.org include:

- Client-side window rendering using the DIB engine.
- Raw input support for keyboard and mouse.
- Support for transparent window areas using color keying.
- Proper C++ RTTI support on 64-bit.
- Implementation of logical processor information.
- Support for fonts with localized names.
- Various bug fixes.

The most prominent changes from my perspective for this release is Wine now providing support for raw input with keyboards and mice, transparent window areas, and client-side window rendering with the DIB engine.

For those interested, new releases of Wine continue to be benchmarked on OpenBenchmarking.org.

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