Wine 1.7.8 Updates Its Mono Support
Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 6 December 2013 at 03:31 PM EST. 6 Comments
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Wine 1.7.8 has been released as the latest bi-weekly development version of Wine to run your favorite Windows programs on Linux and other operating systems.

As has been the case recently, this latest Wine 1.7 development release isn't too exciting. The official changes for Wine 1.7.8 just come down to the following:

- Updated version of the Mono package.
- Improvements in the BITS service implementation.
- Better data tables for Japanese vertical fonts support.
- Improved backtraces on recent Mac OS X versions.
- Various bug fixes.

So for Linux users it mostly comes down to having an updated version of Mono and fixing a total of 27 bugs. More details on Wine 1.7.8 can be found via the announcement at WineHQ.org.
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