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CodeWeavers still looking for more developers to work on Steam Play/Proton

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CodeWeavers, the company that helps to support development of Wine and partnered with Valve to help with Steam Play/Proton are still looking to bring in some more developers.

I spoke to James Ramey, the CodeWeavers President last night who confirmed that there has actually been a good amount of interest as the position has been open for a while. They need more though, especially if Wine and Proton development is going to keep pushing forwards.

What are they skills they're after?

  • 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

CodeWeavers are based in Minnesota, USA. However, this position is open to people working remotely too so even if you're not local and don't fancy moving it's still worth applying for it if you think you have what it takes.

Interested? Check out the jobs here where they also have some others open.

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scaine 5 September 2019 at 6:35 pm UTC
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Klaas
scaine(…) wikipedia describes clean room engineering to be related to a method of software development that focuses on bug reduction.

I think you're looking at the wrong Wikipedia article. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clean_room_design

Well then. Indeed I was. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleanroom_software_engineering

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kokoko3k 6 September 2019 at 7:01 am UTC
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KlaasCodeweavers needs to be able to show that they have a clean room implementation of Microsoft technology if they want to be on the safe side. They are only able to do that if they don't employ someone that has looked at the original code or tried to de-assemble original code.
Are you stating their code is not " a clean room implementation of Microsoft technology " ?
How did you get that from what Klaas said? They can't employ people who've seen MSFT code or reverse-engineered it, so that their own code is clean. We can't make this much clearer...

Sorry for the confusion, i got it that way:
"Since codewavers didn't had a clean room implementation, they cannot hire anyone who has seen the original Microsoft code, because if they would, he could unveil the problem".
I know there was a simpler explaination, but bear with me, i'm not native english
Uncleivan 6 September 2019 at 7:20 am UTC
Next news; epic megastore buys codeweavers all Linux progress scrapped.
LungDrago 6 September 2019 at 8:11 am UTC
Anyone who picks up a job as a Wine developer is automatically a programming badass to me (think Hackerman in Kung Fury) and I say that as a programmer. I believe Wine is one of the most challenging gigs out there.
KohlyKohl 6 September 2019 at 1:54 pm UTC
I had no idea that CodeWeavers was so close to me. Too bad I haven't used C in 10 years.
axredneck 6 September 2019 at 4:51 pm UTC
Quote... or reverse-engineering of Microsoft software
So they can't hire me now if i helped to develop Wine before ? Isn't development of Wine "reverse-engineering of Microsoft software" ?
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