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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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