The WineAPI wiki.

Max TenEyck Woodbury max at
Mon Aug 2 06:25:03 CDT 2010

On 08/02/2010 07:00 AM, Dmitry Timoshkov wrote:
> Max TenEyck Woodbury<max at>  wrote:
>> I have started the WineAPI wiki at
> You have chosen not very good name. There is no such a thing as Wine API,
> Wine implements Win32 API, and doesn't specify/add anything custom to it.
> The name "WineAPI" implies that Wine defines its own API which is not true,
> and is confusing.
This has been discussed elsewhere on this mailing list.

There is a lot of information specific to Wine, particularly its
internal structure, that is not shared with Microsoft's product.
Further, there is a little confusing and incorrect information in the
Microsoft documentation. Bluntly, the Microsoft documentation is what
they want it to be. We need to document what it really is.

We have tried to embed API documentation in the source code. That has
not worked as well as it could. Alexandre Julliard has said as much. I
think that having good documentation will help the project. Not having
good documentation can and does hurt Wine in my opinion. I also think
that trying to prevent the creation of that documentation might be

- Max

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