The DIB engine
Posted Mar 8, 2012 5:28 UTC (Thu) by eru
In reply to: Wine 1.4 released
Parent article: Wine 1.4 released
I wonder if this finally fixes one longstanding issue that Wine has with some old Windows programs? Now if the program is written for a 8-bit bit depth, Wine runs it only if the X11 display depth is also 8-bits. This can be worked around by running Wine inside a nested X11 display created with Xephyr, but it is very awkward.
(Found this when at one time I used Wine a lot to "package" many old children's CD-ROM games for my son so that he could start them with one click from the Linux desktop. Many titles needed the Xephyr hack).
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