[pkg-wine-party] Bug#585409: Bug#585409: wine 1.2/1.3 on Debian: what's the blocker?

Antoine Beaupré anarcat at debian.org
Mon Nov 21 01:10:47 UTC 2011

On Sat, 19 Nov 2011 14:52:55 +0100, Hilko Bengen <bengen at debian.org> wrote:
> * Antoine Beaupré:
> > It seems we are still without 1.2 in Debian. While I understand this
> > is a difficult project, after reading through the history of this bug
> > here, it seems to me that the package *may* ready to be uploaded...
> A few weeks ago, I took Ove's 1.1.35-1 package that I found at
> <git://git.debian.org/git/pkg-wine/wine.git> and tried to build 1.2.3
> with it. Very few fixes were needed and there is only a small number of
> issues that probably can be fixed in the packaging scripts.


Also note that the Ubuntu packages work fine, and have frequent releases.

> In my opinion, it would be best for users to get a package called "wine"
> (not "wine-$version") into unstable as soon as possible. 

I don't care much. As long as there's a "wine" virtual package, people
will find it. Ubuntu ships with wine-1.2 and wine-1.3. I could very well
see the latter in experimental for example.

> I can't imagine that users are interested in packages of upstream's
> snapshot releases from 2 years ago.

Indeed. Make that 3 years for 1.0.

> > So what's the blocker here? Stephen - do you need a sponsor for this
> > package?
> Since there are a few people who have been able to build their own
> packages, perhaps it is time to turn packaging of Wine in Debian into a
> real team effort.

Honestly, I think we should just team up with the Ubuntu folks. They
have done all the work for us already...



We should act only in such away that if everyone 
else acted as we do, we would accept the results.
                        - Kant
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