Wine 1.7.45 Brings DirectWrite Work & Start Of MSVCIRT
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 12 June 2015 at 09:33 AM EDT. 5 Comments
WINE --
The latest bi-weekly Wine development release is available this morning.

Wine 1.7.45 brings better debugging on 64-bit OS X, progress on implementing DirectWrite, RichEdit control fixes, the start of MSVCIRT C++ runtime support, and various bug-fixes. In total there's 49 known bug-fixes for Wine 1.7.45.

Wine developers have been working on DirectWrite support for quite some time as Microsoft's text layout and glyph rendering API with hardware acceleration that began in Windows 7 to replace their GDI(+) interface. DirectWrite is an alternative to the open-source Pango and Cairo libraries.

More details on Wine 1.7.45 can be found via the official release information at WineHQ.org.
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