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Józef Kucia, Wine developer and founder of Vkd3d has passed away

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This morning we have some sad news to share that CodeWeavers announced last night, as Wine developer Józef Kucia has sadly passed away.

Kucia was the founder of Vkd3d, a Direct3D 12 to Vulkan layer used with Wine as well as being a direct contributor to Wine, Mesa and Debian.

This August, Józef took an extended vacation to the Tatra mountains to explore the longest and deepest cave in Poland, Wielka Sniezna ("Great Snowy Cave"). While exploring, he and another member of his group of six became separated by an unexpected flow of water.  Despite an extensive rescue operation, Józef and his companion died.

Words cannot express the sorrow and heartbreak we feel.  All of us at CodeWeavers extend our heartfelt condolences to Józef's family, friends, loved ones, and everyone else who grieves his passing.

We take some solace from knowing that Józef died doing something he loved, with full understanding of the risks involved.  We admire the courage and ambition he displayed in pursuing his passion.  While his life ended far too soon, it was a life well and fully lived.

You can read the full post on CodeWeavers. Rest in peace, Józef Kucia.

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Corben Sep 10, 2019
Among others, also the Linux gaming community expresses our deepest condolences.
Perkeleen_Vittupää Sep 10, 2019
Rest in peace, freedom brother.
g000h Sep 10, 2019
Saddened by this, similar to how I was saddened by Ian Murdock's death back in 2015.
Eike Sep 10, 2019
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My condolences.

SadL Sep 10, 2019
..one of those articles that I want to show my interest but I definitely do not want to press like..
Eike Sep 10, 2019
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Quoting: SadL..one of those articles that I want to show my interest but I definitely do not want to press like..

I always take it as "I like to have articles about such events".
SadL Sep 10, 2019
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Quoting: SadL..one of those articles that I want to show my interest but I definitely do not want to press like..

I always take it as "I like to have articles about such events".
I know what you mean and of course I completely agree that this is the intention..I just cannot press the damn thing
spayder26 Sep 10, 2019
Those are extremely sad news.
Arehandoro Sep 10, 2019
My deepest condolences to everyone that knew him. Very sad news indeed.
Termy Sep 10, 2019
Sad news - but as written...dying doing something you love is not the worst way to go.
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