[pkg-wine-party] Bug#761574: wine: Please merge the Debian packaging

jre jre.winesim at gmail.com
Sun Sep 14 16:59:53 UTC 2014

Source: wine
Version: 1.6.2-8
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch


please merge the Debian packaging of wine and wine-development. Both
versions could profit if any change, feedback and bugreport for one
version would influence the other one, too.

I saw this clearly while working on the alternatives system which
naturally brings both versions closer together.

See also our discussion in the alternatives bugreport (#758291).

I think there is enough time to fix any regressions before the freeze,
since the wine-development packaging already had some testing.

The attached patch allows to use current wine-development packaging for
wine stable by just changing the changelog and running debian/rules once.

Of course this still allows to do different things in both versions if

If you look at it you'll see that the changes are quite minimal:

- debian/rules: handling of both versions
- patches: naturally they have to be adapted. This is the biggest part
  of the patch,
- changelog: modified version for stable
- control.in (especially stable only transitional breaks/replaces and
  transitional packages)

You'll find everything in my git repository at
https://github.com/jre-wine/wine in the branches
"master1.7.26-2_merged-packaging" and

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