[pkg-wine-party] Sponsor for winetricks

Jens Reyer jre.winesim at gmail.com
Mon May 2 17:33:40 UTC 2016

Hi Joseph

thanks for working on the winetricks packages!

Did you consider moving winetricks to pkg-wine (setting it as
Maintainer, with you as uploader, and moving the git repository)?

On 05/02/2016 05:09 PM, Joseph Bisch wrote:
> I am looking for a sponsor for a new version of winetricks. I uploaded
> the package to mentors.d.n[0].
> [0] - https://mentors.debian.net/package/winetricks

I'm not a DD, but reviewed anyway:

lintian found some issues:
> W obsolete-url-in-packaging
> debian/copyright http://freshmeat.net/projects/winetricks

Change to github, and maybe mention Austin English instead/additionally
to Dan Kegel. I don't know 100% of winetricks history, but
"winetricks.org" (registered by Dan Kegel) redirects so github

> W out-of-date-standards-version
> 3.9.6 (current is 3.9.7)

Note, current is 3.9.8

> I vcs-field-uses-insecure-uri
> vcs-browser http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/collab-maint/winetricks.git/
> vcs-git git://anonscm.debian.org/collab-maint/winetricks.git

Vcs-Git: https://anonscm.debian.org/git/collab-maint/winetricks.git
Vcs-Browser: https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/collab-maint/winetricks.git

> I quilt-patch-missing-description
> remove-self-update.patch

> P debian-watch-may-check-gpg-signature

You might ask upstream to sign the git tags. (Hey Austin :) )

With wine (>= 1.8-2) and wine-development (>= 1.9.1-1) you definitely
can close #782680 (winetricks: wrong arcitecture used for winetricks)
and #807045 (winetricks output: wineserver not found!). You may make the
dependencies in d/control versioned and close them in the changelog.

btw, did you consider providing jessie-backports?


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