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

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Mon Jul 7 12:05:28 EDT 2008

On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 6:41 AM, Paul Mattal <paul at mattal.com> wrote:
> 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.

I'll side with Paul on this issue. I like "stable" versions, but at
the same time, I figure you know best - go with your gut on this one

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