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Wine 1.5.7 Has Dynamic Device Support

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Published on 22 June 2012 05:44 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE
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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 WineHQ.org 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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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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