Wine packages, universe maintainence, and myself

Brian Vincent brian.vincent at
Sat Jan 29 21:38:13 CST 2005

On Sat, 29 Jan 2005 17:49:01 -0800, Scott Ritchie <scott at> wrote:
> Hence, I am writing this email.  I'd be willing to maintain the Wine
> packages for Ubuntu, as well as related ones such as winetools.  

Anyone willing to maintain packages gets my vote.  Thumbs up.

> The Wine package at first glance seems a bit different from some Debian
> standards, for various reasons.
> First off, even though Wine has some seemingly shared libraries, I
> haven't split them off.  

Speaking as a non-Debian user, that looks good to me.  I hate how you
can otherwise have lots of little library packages that are otherwise
worthless because they must be used together.

> We may want to have an entirely new applications menu for Wine.  I
> envision having Wine installed and then having it create a new folder
> Applications->Wine, which will contain the Winecfg program labeled
> "Configure Wine" as well as a near empty start menu with Wine's shipped
> winelib Notepad program.  When other windows programs get installed,
> they can be put in the Wine start menu there.

It is on my system...

> I also had a man message me on AIM thanking me profusely for the Wine
> packages.  Apparently he had won several hundred dollars using a Windows
> poker program via Wine.

I'll have to make a note not to try that out - I don't need any more
excuses for wasting time.  On that note, I'm going to Vegas next week.
 I plan on bringing down the house, retiring, and buying a small
Caribbean island.

> Anyway, I'd appreciate feedback and thoughts about this, as well as help
> with my package.  Meet me in IRC, I'm YokoZar.

-Brian ("vinn")

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