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Crossover Linux
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Description

Crossover Linux
Homepage: https://www.codeweavers.com/products
Why: It allow to to install Steam, and onther Windows apps in easy way.
Open-source: no
How many users will anticipate it: Anyone who want play gams for Windows, or want to run Windows app easily, without manual Wine configuration.

Suggestion: add to third party section of software center due to the proprietary nature of this app also to save yourselves time

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Duplicates Merged Here
T6134: Crossover

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Nyslay created this task.Aug 22 2017, 8:57 AM
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DataDrake closed this task as Wontfix.Jul 12 2018, 2:10 PM
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Given we have no plans on flatpaking or snapping this application, closing as wontfix. I'd suggest reaching out to the respective developers about supporting either of those distribution and container models, or taking on the initiative.

Disappointing. Codeweavers is already busy enhancing their product and maintaining support for the big distros (I.E. Debian, Ubuntu, Arch, etc). Seeing how Solus is a newer distro with a much smaller user-base that, for better or worse, chooses to be different from the other distros (EOPKG and incompatibility with .deb files anyone?), it would make sense that the devs of Solus would try and port more software to their distro so as to attract more users, not the other way around.

Just to clear up some misconceptions

chooses to be different from the other distros (EOPKG and incompatibility with .deb files anyone?),

Solus is not compatible with other distributions regardless of what format packages come in. Not being able to install a random deb is a great thing to ensure users don't constantly brick their systems installing 'debs' which you think are universally compatible (they aren't)

it would make sense that the devs of Solus would try and port more software to their distro so as to attract more users, not the other way around.

This is closed source, we can't distribute it or modify it in any way...I don't see how we can 'port' it

They do provide a generic installer. Download, mark executable and run to install. Couldn't be easier...

It's essentially wine dev + staging patches, isn't it? If so just add staging instead.