Wine developer frustration (was Re: ntdll: Improve stub of NtQueryEaFile.)

Josh DuBois duboisj at
Tue Jun 16 14:56:56 CDT 2015

On 6/16/15 2:51 PM, Theodore Dubois wrote:
> May I suggest you eliminate those hacks by merging them into the Wine 
> codebase?
Most of the hacks would not be accepted into wine - some are simply bad 
implementations of needed behavior, others are totally bizzare things 
which are application-specific and should not be included in the main 
source tree.  Over time, the hope (and this does really tend to happen) 
is that proper, good, quality implementations of the hacks get written 
and are merged upstream.

> This may sound unthinkable, but I would also suggest going further and 
> releasing the source code for the hacks.

We always, always release full source when we release a version of 
CrossOver.   Not only for wine, but for other open-source components we 
use.  It is available here:

If we ever fail to release source when we cut a version of CrossOver, 
that's a bug and a problem.  Tell us about it and we will fix it (it 
very rarely happens, our release process is pretty smooth).    We are 
obligated by the LGPL to release these sources, so anyone who wants to 
make a request always can, but they are also always available for 
download on our website, just like CrossOver itself.

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