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CodeWeavers announced recently they need a bit of help on finding more developers, with a spot still currently open for a 'General Wine Developer' who will work on Wine and Proton.

Valve partnered up with CodeWeavers to integrate the Wine compatibility layer into the Steam Client for Linux, which is what's known as Proton (which is Wine + extra patches, DXVK and more). If you're unsure what Proton is check out our dedicated page.

Requirements

  • Strong C language skills. Compilers, linkers, macros and function pointers don't scare you.
  • Familiarity with developing on and administering a Linux system (bash, unix utilities, package management, etc)
  • Ability to understand and debug build systems (Makefiles, autotools, etc)
  • Understanding of good development practices (source control, atomic commits, code readability, test-driven development)
  • Self-motivated to find work and learn new skills
  • Excellent debugging skills. You will be debugging applications whose source you do not have.
  • No exposure to Microsoft code or reverse-engineering of Microsoft software

Bonus skills:

  • Win32 programming experience
  • Systems-level programming experience
  • Previous contributions to open source software

Check out the CodeWeavers jobs page if interested in applying. They're accepting applicants who work either Remote or capable of joining them in their Minnesota Office. This would be a full-time position.

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BielFPs 21 Aug
QuoteNo exposure to Microsoft code or reverse-engineering of Microsoft software
Interesting, I thought wine worked reversing engineering the calls from the software. I think this may be about only "Microsoft Software" and not windows only programs in general?
dejaime 21 Aug
Quoting: BielFPs
QuoteNo exposure to Microsoft code or reverse-engineering of Microsoft software
Interesting, I thought wine worked reversing engineering the calls from the software. I think this may be about only "Microsoft Software" and not windows only programs in general?
I guess that's a classic cya move. They can't have someone who has had any contact with MS's IP, to avoid legal problems. Even though I'd argue that's not enough, look at Google LLC vs Oracle America Inc.
jens 21 Aug
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Quoting: BielFPs
QuoteNo exposure to Microsoft code or reverse-engineering of Microsoft software
Interesting, I thought wine worked reversing engineering the calls from the software. I think this may be about only "Microsoft Software" and not windows only programs in general?

They are reimplementing based on the public api’s. Trying to restore the original source, what reverse engineering would be, would be I guess legally very questioning.
Nazkull1 21 Aug
I'm a software engineer in Canada working for a financial institution. I'm a full stack developper working on web applications with C# .NET. I have no experience with C but I'm willing to learn. Also, I'm a contractor.

Do you guys think they would hire someone like me ?
Quoting: Nazkull1I'm a software engineer in Canada working for a financial institution. I'm a full stack developper working on web applications with C# .NET. I have no experience with C but I'm willing to learn. Also, I'm a contractor.

Do you guys think they would hire someone like me ?
I suspect they'd really prefer someone with some C under their belt. Far as I can make out, C, with all those pointers and stuff, has a lot of gotchas that languages like C# have very explicitly gotten rid of because they're difficult and a PITA and require quite a lot of anal making-sure-every-damn-thing-is-taken-care-of-just-so. So if I had to guess, I'd say it's likely they'd have a strong preference for someone who knows their way around that stuff already, so they won't have to worry that they'll be creating subtle errors by forgetting to undo things that were done, and stuff.
Disclaimer: I have zero practical knowledge of any of this. I've just been listening to techies talk for a long time.
BielFPs 21 Aug
Quoting: Nazkull1I'm a software engineer in Canada working for a financial institution. I'm a full stack developper working on web applications with C# .NET. I have no experience with C but I'm willing to learn. Also, I'm a contractor.

Do you guys think they would hire someone like me ?
If those are your only experiences then I don't think so because C# and C/C++ are way different program languages. For example, C# has garbage collector and you don't have to work with pointer if you don't want, while in a language like C you have to work with it a lot. You also need to be experienced with debugging and compiling outside of Visual Studio.

Of course I don't mean you can't learn those things and take the job, but you have to do this before though.
whizse 22 Aug
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QuoteNo exposure to Microsoft code or reverse-engineering of Microsoft software
Hey, I meet one of the requirements! Wonder if they're interested in an unpaid intern?
drlamb 23 Aug
Quoting: Purple Library GuyI suspect they'd really prefer someone with some C under their belt.

Considering the page states (emphasis theirs)
QuoteStrong C language skills. Compilers, linkers, macros and function pointers don't scare you.
you're more than right. They KNOW who they're after.
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