Suggestions for improvement of the emulator

Francois Gouget fgouget at
Mon Sep 5 05:27:07 CDT 2005

Alex Tanner wrote:
> I can't understand why the members of the Wine project
> are always complaining about lack of manpower.
> The lack of manpower is probably due to there being
> different flavours of Wine developed by different
> companies.

I think you overestimate the real number of Wine forks out there.
At CodeWeavers we contribute back all our Wine patches with very few 
exceptions. See the wine-patches mailing list and look for patches from 
'' to see what I mean. So really all our work directly 
benefits Wine and reciprocally we do weekly imports of the Wine tree so 
that we do not duplicate the work done by the Wine community. So it's 
very synergistic there.

And I am sure that all other Wine contractors and companies but one also 
work on the standard WineHQ sources and make sure their patches get 
promptly integrated into the main tree. Besides, Wine being LGPL, there 
is a garantee that the source for any forked tree will be available so 
we can pick patches and merge them with the main tree.

Francois Gouget
fgouget at

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