Wine developer frustration (was Re: ntdll: Improve stub of NtQueryEaFile.)

Rosanne DiMesio dimesio at
Tue Jun 16 07:35:25 CDT 2015

On Tue, 16 Jun 2015 12:50:02 +0800
Tom Wickline <twickline at> wrote:

> I personally like the idea of wine-staging as a holding que for the best of
> the passed over patches. Not to mention the project is becoming popular and
> has a growing user base.

That growing user base is thoroughly confused about the relationship between the two projects. I've been asked on the forum "isn't wine-staging just wine development?" Wine-staging users are reporting bugs fixed here when they haven't been, and it's not only inexperienced users. I've seen AppDB maintainers post info implying that patches in wine-staging will inevitably be included in Wine. That confusion is not the users' fault: they are routinely being referred to wine-staging by triagers and developers in our bugzilla. It's hardly surprising that they would think wine-staging is now the development branch. 

Rosanne DiMesio <dimesio at>

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