[Wine] Distribution for Cutting Edge Wine Testing

Dmitryi & Elf sidhechapel at prodigy.net.mx
Tue Jun 3 17:32:05 CDT 2008

On Tue, 03 Jun 2008 17:28:40 -0500, Zac Brown <zac at zacbrown.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> I think I misunderstood your question. If you're worried about getting  
> the latest snapshot/unstable release etc, then you're best bet is to  
> play in git or building source releases as they're released.

It's more a matter of "dependency hell" in the stable Debian version.  
Stable Debian dependency libs usually don't keep up with cutting-edge  
devel releases like Wine. And yes, that'd require building Wine from  

> IMHO, wine is a dish best served fresh. Improvements are made quickly in  
> wine so   distro's aren't able to keep up. I suppose if you want your  
> distro to worry bout these things SourceMage or Gentoo might be the  
> freshest? Don't quote me on that though.

> For what you're asking, you're better off just building releases as they  
> come out by hand or just rebuilding a git checkout as you go.
> -Zac

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