Wine 1.7.29 Is Still Implementing DirectWrite
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 17 October 2014 at 08:40 AM EDT. 2 Comments
WINE --
A day after the debut of CodeWeavers CrossOver 14.0, Wine 1.7.29 is now available.

Going back several months over these bi-weekly Wine 1.7 development releases, developers have been working on DirectWrite support. 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. With today's 1.7.29 release, this Microsoft API is still being targeted.
- Support for shaping and BiDi mirroring in DirectWrite.
- Some page fault handling fixes.
- A few more C runtime functions.
- Various bug fixes.

More details on Wine 1.7.29 can be found via WineHQ.org.
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