[pkg-wine-party] Jessie-backports of wine

Jens Reyer jre.winesim at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 15:30:01 UTC 2015


I'd like to make jessie-backports of wine [1], next to my previous
backports of wine-development [2]. (I hope that Stephen Kitt, who
already sponsors the wine-development backports for me, is willing to do
the same again for the wine backports-packages).


There are 2 versions (source packages) of Wine in Debian:
wine, which tracks the stable upstream releases, and wine-development,
which tracks the development upstream releases.

Upstream's last stable release was Wine 1.6 of 2013-07-18, last updated
2014-01-10. After these years of not making stable releases (but very
heavy development resulting in 55 development releases), upstream
decided this September to continue with yearly stable releases.
They are currently preparing Wine 1.8 with weekly release candidates
(currently 1.8~rc2) and expect 1.8 to happen in December.
After that they will return to their bi-weekly development releases,
while continuing to support the stable release (I guess with a release
every few months, but AFAIK no real schedule exists).

The future after Wine 1.8:

I'd like to continue with jessie-backports of both wine (1.8.x) and
wine-development (probably 1.9.x) as they arrive in Testing.

Now that upstream returns to more frequent stable releases the need for
backports of the later upcoming development packages 1.9.x might not be
as big as for the previous 1.7.x development packages. But I still think
they will be worth to be backported (each development release usually
incorporates over 300 commits).


[1] https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/wine
[2] https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/wine-development

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