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

Bryan Haskins kingofallhearts999 at
Thu Mar 29 14:11:03 CDT 2007

Well a lot of gamers use wine, wine is meant to be a general "run this
windows app" program where as Codeweavers, and Cedega work case by case with
teams to get specific apps working. If you have a bug, submit it, otherwise
add data to bugs in the DB, and eventually it will all work out.

On 3/28/07, Sasan Iman <iman at> wrote:
> First of all, let me say that I am not a developer. But I have been
> interested in Wine since early 2003. The thing that has always made me
> scratch my head is that the Windows software that motivates me to
> install Wine on my linux system (i.e. MS OFfice, etc.) has never worked
> with wine in a reliable manner. Meanwhile, Codeweaver has always had MS
> Office working on Wine.
> Now shouldn't getting the most common windows software working on Wine
> in an idiot-proof (meaning I can get it to work) manner be the highest
> priority for Wine developers? Instead, this is left to CodeWeavers and
> others.
> 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?
> I just can't understand why the more common application are left to a
> commercial company. My conspiratorial side makes me want to think this
> is a conspiracy but I am sure there is valid technical and logistical
> reasons for it so I am asking you guys.
> Thanks.
> Sasan

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