Wine 1.7.24 Starts Working On A DirectWrite Implementation
Wine 1.7.24 was released today as the latest bi-weekly Wine development release and with this new version comes the start of some new functionality for running your favorite/necessary Windows programs under Linux.
Wine 1.7.24 starts working on its DirectWrite implementation. With this release, only some classes have been implemented, but it's a start. DirectWrite is a text layout and glyph rendering API with hardware aceleration that began in the Windows 7 days to replace their GDI(+) interface. DirectWrite is an alternative to the open-source Pango and Cairo libraries.
Wine 1.7.24 also packs an initial wrapper DLL for a packet capturing library, provides various crypto improvements, and there's the usual great number of bug-fixes. Bug fixes in Wine 1.7.24 officially amount to 44 known fixes.
More information on Wine 1.7.24 can be found via WineHQ.org.
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