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27 February 2018 by Josh DuBoisJosh DuBois  

Wine on Android: A Saturday Afternoon Diversion

Hello!  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…

How We Make the Sausage – Release and Development Branches in Wine and CrossOver

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…

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