Wine 1.5.8 Improves Bits Of C++ Runtime
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 3 July 2012 at 03:48 PM EDT. 1 Comment
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 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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