Is Wine a platform for Codeweaver to make money?! Please help me understand.

Felix Nawothnig flexo at
Thu Mar 29 14:10:25 CDT 2007

Sasan Iman wrote:
> I know that if you fiddle around with the stock release long enough you
> can get MS Office working on Wine as I have on a number of occasions,
> but shouldn't making this work for everyone be the highest priority for
> getting Wine to be adopted more widely?! Or is Wine more targeted to
> gamers which is mostly what I read about on WineHQ?

My guess: Wine is not a product so it's not targeted to anyone. It's a 
community project developed by volunteers - and the primary priority of 
those volunteers is to get Wine to run the applications they want to 
use. Since there are many nice free & libre cross-platform alternatives 
to the MS office suite there is just not much incentive to get it to run 
or keep it running. Games OTOH...


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