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Wine 1.5.8 Improves Bits Of C++ Runtime

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Published on 03 July 2012 03:48 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE
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While it's been less than two weeks since Wine 1.5.7 was released with dynamic device support, Wine 1.5.8 has already been released.

Wine 1.5.8 isn't too exciting, but being released on the eve of the United States' Independence Day is this latest development version. Key features include:

- More stream functionality in the C++ runtime.
- A number of Windows Codecs improvements.
- More WBEM classes and properties.
- Some HTML Help fixes.
- Support for printing fake italic fonts.
- Various bug fixes.

More information is available from the WineHQ.org announcement.

Some other recent Wine news was the fight over the Wine PulseAudio driver and new benchmarks of games under Wine.

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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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