Wine 1.7.49 Has DirectWrite Improvements For Steam, More OpenMP
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 7 August 2015 at 02:40 PM EDT. 16 Comments
WINE --
The newest bi-weekly development release of Wine is now available.

Wine 1.7.49 implements more of DirectWrite that it can now successfully render text in Steam, there are more Direct2D improvements, more OpenMP functions implemented, support for namespaces in the IDL compiler, and a total of 31 known bug-fixes.
- DirectWrite is now good enough for rendering text in Steam.
- A number of Direct2D improvements.
- Some more OpenMP functions.
- Support for namespaces in the IDL compiler.
- Various bug fixes.

Two years after Wine 1.6, there's no signs yet of turning Wine 1.7 into Wine 1.8 stable.

More details on today's Wine 1.7.49 release can be found via WineHQ.org.
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