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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 10 September 2019 at 8:34 am UTC
Among others, also the Linux gaming community expresses our deepest condolences.
Perkeleen_Vittupää 10 September 2019 at 8:34 am UTC
Rest in peace, freedom brother.
EMO GANGSTER 10 September 2019 at 8:34 am UTC
oh shit that's sad this is a great loss to the world of open source


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g000h 10 September 2019 at 8:36 am UTC
Saddened by this, similar to how I was saddened by Ian Murdock's death back in 2015.
Eike 10 September 2019 at 8:39 am UTC
My condolences.

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SadL 10 September 2019 at 8:45 am UTC
..one of those articles that I want to show my interest but I definitely do not want to press like..
GorillaTV 10 September 2019 at 8:46 am UTC
Rest in peace, your legacy will be continued!
Eike 10 September 2019 at 8:47 am UTC
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 10 September 2019 at 8:53 am UTC
Eike
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 10 September 2019 at 9:14 am UTC
Those are extremely sad news.
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