[arch-dev-public] What should we do with the wine package?

Paul Mattal paul at mattal.com
Mon Jul 7 07:41:39 EDT 2008

Eduardo Romero wrote:
> Hi,
> Some users would think we should keep wine 1.0.x on extra since it is
> the stable version. Some users would disagree as many bugs will never be
> fixed in the stable 1.0.x tree and many features will not be added
> neither. I have suggestions:
> 1) wine 1.0.x in extra and wine-devel 1.1.0 and beyond which will
> provide and conflict with wine, as well in extra.
> 2) Latest wine version always in extra, as this is an evolutionary
> package, and people like to have the latest version of it.
> 3) wine 1.0.x in extra and wine-devel 1.1.0 and beyond in unstable.
> Please, add your suggestions, but I would like 1 or 2 to become the
> solution, I really don't like 3, since wine isn't unstable, just ever
> changing and adding features.

I would support whatever decision you decide here, Eduardo. I'm 
generally in favor of having a stable package in extra, but it might not 
make sense in this case.

I'd go with whatever you think makes most sense, and switch later if you 
find it's not working.

- P

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