OT: Wine history
bob at amscons.com
Wed Nov 6 10:22:42 CST 2002
As far as the very beginning, it started from a discussion on USENET. Some
people said it couldn't be done which inspired me to begin writing a
loader. Another person (unfortunately I don't remember who) started to do
the same thing at the same time. I don't remember the details, but my work
became the base system that everyone adopted. Eric Youngdale contributed a
substantial amount of code in the early days. Someone else took the lead
on developing the windowing code. I don't remember who. Was that you,
Alexandre or did you join in after that?
> As far as Bob goes, there was a posting back in
> '96 or '98 about his involvement with TWIN.
Yes, about the time Alexandre took over maintaining the Wine releases, I
took a contract position working for Rob Farnum doing TWIN development. I
continued working for Rob until Willows Software was bought out by Award
> Weird fact of the day: Miguel de Icaza was cited
> as an early contributor to Wine.
Yes, he was. I personally remember accepting patches from him.
bob at amstadt.com
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