I have made the unilateral decision to build and make available a PCBSD version of CrossOver Games
(which will hopefully be followed by a version of regular CrossOver as well). Most of my fellow
coworkers think I'm crazy, and they're probably right. There is no evidence that there is any
real market here; Linux is small enough on its own.
But Kris and many BSD folks asked me so nicely, and so patiently, and it turned out that getting
it built wasn't that hard, and it seems bitterly ironic to me for Linux Desktop people to diss
on BSD desktop people. I just don't like being that guy.
Of course, I'm being a bit cheesy about it. We won't support it (no one but me has a BSD install,
and mine is just a VM). We're not doing much of the work required to make Wine run properly on BSD,
and a fair amount more work is still required. For more details, see this page:
So that does mean that the BSD version of CrossOver will not be quite as good as the Linux version.
But nonetheless, I would like to call out a challenge to BSD users. You can prove me wrong by
voting for BSD support here:
Only customers can vote. But it's easy to game the system; most of our customers don't vote.
In fact, if 135 people bought CrossOver Games and voted for it, it would become our top voted application.
Right now, it has 1 vote. So I have evidence that exactly 1 BSD advocate has ever given CodeWeavers money.
So now is the time; if you want to create any scrap of evidence that their might be even a tiny
financial justification for making this build, this is the time to pony up and buy a copy of CrossOver Games.
Otherwise, I'm going to have a hard time avoiding the crazy stares around the office, and I'll probably
end up deleting the BSD vm later in the year.