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Wine HQ: Interview with Ove Kåven

Apr 04, 2003, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Vincent)

[ Thanks to Brian Vincent for this link. ]

Ove Kåven hails from Oslo, Norway. He's been involved with Wine since 1997 and contributed to many different parts. Lately much of the work has been COM related, but in the past Ove has worked on DOS support and graphics. And if you've been reading WWN for a while you might remember there used to be a CVS summary section--Ove wrote all those. Nowadays he works for TransGaming while continuing to reside in Norway.

"BV: How did you get involved with Wine?

"Ove: Many years ago, back in the days Windows 3.11 was still relevant as a platform, and Linux was becoming a usable platform, I vowed never to turn over my soul to Bill by upgrading to Windows 95. For a professional like me, Windows 95 was nothing but pain. While my primary machine continued to run Windows 3.11, I planned to let its slow march to obsoletion give me sufficient motivation to research better operating systems than yet another Microsoft product.

"I administered another machine that ran Linux, and while somewhat unpolished, I found it to work out for many things.

"But on the Windows 3.11 machine, I had fun playing a MMORPG by Sierra, 'The Realm,' in my spare time. Then I thought, hmm, wouldn't it be nice if I could play this on the Linux machine, too...?"

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