Wine 1.7.46: Still Hacking On DirectWrite & 64-bit ARM
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 26 June 2015 at 08:32 AM EDT. 12 Comments
WINE --
Wine 1.7.46 is out bright and early this morning.

Wine 1.7.46 brings the following highlights:
- Improvements in the BITS file transfer service.
- Still more progress on DirectWrite implementation.
- Support for shared user data on 64-bit.
- Various C++ runtime improvements.
- Some more support for the 64-bit ARM platform.
- Various bug fixes.

In total there are 67 known bug-fixes with this release. DirectWrite is Microsoft's text layout and glyph rendering API that succeeded GDI/GDI+ with Windows 7. DirectWrite has been one of the big items being worked on by Wine developers but it isn't squared away quite yet. Meanwhile, this release doesn't bring any new Direct3D 11 support improvements, but we know CodeWeavers is going to be tackling D3D11 along with performance improvements in the months ahead.

More Wine 1.7.46 details via WineHQ.org.
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