[Wine] Rainmeter desktop display, skins not transparent

Caledfwlch wineforum-user at winehq.org
Mon Apr 27 20:46:26 CDT 2009

Firstly, I've filed a bug about this transparency issue here ( http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=18144 ) as well as another bug completely unrelated to the threads in the vein of gdiplus ( http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=18142 ).

The bug I'm interested in for the purpose of this thread is the transparency issue displayed when Rainmeter loads a skin. Rainmeter (as well as Rainlendar2 when used in WINE), shows skins, but they lack a transparent background. This essentially kills the purpose of loading any skin in Rainmeter, as each individual skin displays a black box w/ it's surroundings (short of using a very squared skin, which presumably would work).

The purpose of this thread is to a.) bring attention to the bug, firstly, but b.) find out if the bug itself can actually be remedied through some workaround. 

I am uncertain of the date of this particular bug's existence. I have searched for Rainmeter within the buglists, and short of the bugs I have personally filed, I have found nothing. 

If there is anyone interested in this particular bug or the workability of Rainmeter within Linux under WINE, I'm interested in hearing from you.

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