Wine 1.7.31 Still Hacking Away At DirectWrite & Direct2D
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 14 November 2014 at 09:11 AM EST. Add A Comment
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The latest bi-weekly Wine development release is now out there and it features quite a lot of changes, although some of the big ticket items like Direct3D 10/11 and D3D command stream remain out of sight.

Wine 1.7.31 was announced today and it features a new Gecko web layout engine based on Firefox 34 and it also features support for the Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 version of the C/C++ run-times.

Wine 1.7.31 additionally adds more font metrics support in DirectWrite and support for more Direct2D work.

Beyond these prominent changes there's 51 known bug-fixes in this new Wine development build. Find out more about the changes at WineHQ.org.
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