Wine 1.5.15 Fully Supports Layered Windows
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 12 October 2012 at 07:37 PM EDT. 11 Comments
The latest bi-weekly Wine development release in the 1.5 series adds in a couple new features.

Per the Wine 1.5.15 announcement today at WineHQ.org, the main features of this new development version include:

- Full support for layered windows.
- New version of the Gecko engine based on Firefox 16.
- Support for broadcast sockets used by networked games.
- Downloaded add-ons installers are now cached.
- Support for persistent Internet cookies.
- String optimizations in JavaScript.
- Various bug fixes.

The Wine 1.5.15 features are on top of other recent items like an improved shader compiler, raw input support, improved Direct3D, off-screen rendering, and much more.
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