[Wine] Debian updates

Keith Brown spamtrap at hellmark.org
Thu May 1 18:25:44 CDT 2008

> From: "Jim Hall" <volunteer.jim at gmail.com>
> On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 8:21 AM, Keith Brown <spamtrap at hellmark.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 8:08 PM, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursine.ca> wrote:
>> I understand the being busy part too, and so don't blame him or really can
>> complain much, I just wouldn't say making updates every 3 or 4 versions as
>> timely either (since that is normally how often the debian Wine packages are
>> updated). Although, right now, 0.9.60 is in the unstable branch, and 0.9.59
>> was the version before that, so lately things are good.
> Thanks for the more detailed info, folks. But apples & oranges, I think. I
> get my deb's from budgetdedicated (for etch). Are you suggesting that I use
> the sid one? if so, will it work with etch? If it will that would solve a
> whole lot of problems!

 From what I've seen, of the official debian packages, etch is 
absolutely horrible, and is way out of date (0.9.25), unless you use the 
backport. The backports tend to be the same release as Lenny, which 
right now is 0.9.59. Under normal conditions for debian, Testing can be 
as much as 8 releases out of date. I use sid, and so I go with the sid 
packages, and really have no problem (for a desktop, really not much of 
a reason to not use sid, since it is honestly far from unstable).

As far as the wine packages in the sid pool go, like I said, they're 
normally a few versions out of date, but with the occasional spurt where 
no releases are missed. Also, it usually is a bit before the packages 
hit the pool (I remember .58 hit the package pool 8 days after the wine 
dev team released .59). Looking at my package archive for this machine, 
it went as follows .30, .31, 32, 33, .34, .39, .44, .47, .52, .53, .54, 
.56, .58, .59, and .60. 30 versions of wine, with a total of 15 packages 
in between.

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