[Wine] Distribution for Cutting Edge Wine Testing

Zac Brown zac at zacbrown.org
Tue Jun 3 17:51:57 CDT 2008

Well with a pretty recent distro, it usually does fine. I have dapper systems at 
home that build wine fine and dapper is going on 2 years old now.

Take that to mean what you will. I can tell you from experience that wine builds 
well on Debian unstable/testing and Ubuntu's back to Dapper. Beyond that, I 
don't know much more than that.


Dmitryi & Elf wrote:
> 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 
> source.
>> 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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