12 June 2018 by Josh DuBois
A New Technology on Chromebooks
CodeWeavers is always excited to see new platforms where we can expand Windows compatibility. Of course we were thrilled when this year at Google I/O, the Chrome OS team announced a powerful new feature coming to Chromebooks. Starting with Google Pixelbook, Chrome OS will be able to run a full Linux environment in a secure virtual machine.
Linux VMs on Chrome OS open up a lot of possibilities. Google focused on the ability to use Chrome OS as a self-hosting Android development platform by running Android Studio in the Linux VM. At CodeWeavers, of course, I was excited to try running our Linux build of CrossOver on a Chromebook inside the virtual machine.
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27 February 2018 by Josh DuBois
This is Josh DuBois, CrossOver product manager at CodeWeavers.
For the past few years I've spent a lot of time working on our (still relatively) new Android version of CrossOver. Of course the core of CrossOver is Wine, which just had it's 3.0 release in January. Along with the Wine 3.0 release, Wine has begun hosting pre-built packages of Wine on Android, available for download from www.winehq.org.
Despite all my time with CrossOver on Android, I have never once used "vanilla" Wine on Android before. Today that will change.
It is a Saturday at 10:30 a.m. I'm sitting in the lobby of the Minneapolis Institute of Art with my Google Pixelbook. I'm lucky to have this place down the street from my house, and luckier still that they have…
23 March 2017 by Josh DuBois
Here at CodeWeavers, customers often ask questions about how CrossOver is made. We get inquiries ranging from fairly basic to extremely technical. Involved and curious users are among the joys of basing our product on an open-source project.
With CrossOver 16.2 coming out, I thought it would be a good time to talk about how we manage development and release branches for CrossOver. On the spectrum of things one might say about Wine, the topic is only a moderately technical one. It is a common question from our users, though, on our web forums and in our live chat support channel.
For starters: CrossOver’s ability to run Windows applications comes from Wine. Wine is an open-source software project with a twenty-plus year history. The interesting part…