Wine 1.5.7 Has Dynamic Device Support
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 22 June 2012 at 05:44 PM EDT. 4 Comments
Two weeks after the Wine 1.5.6 development release where they began work on a Direct3D shader compiler, Wine 1.5.7 now brings several more features for running your Windows binaries on Linux and other platforms.

Below are the key feature as mentioned in the official announcement:

- New version of the Gecko engine based on Firefox 13.
- Dynamic device support with UDisks2.
- More stream classes implemented in the C++ runtime.
- Support for metadata in TIFF files.
- Fleshed out WBEM implementation.
- Improved support for printer paper sizes.
- Various bug fixes.

An updated Mozilla Gecko rendering isn't too exciting nor is support for TIFF file meta-data and improved support for printer paper sizes. However, worthwhile of this bi-weekly release is dynamic device support using UDisks2. Also worthwhile are continued improvements to the C++ runtime and beginning to work on WBEM, Web-Based Enterprise Management.

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