[Wine] How to get 1.0.1

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 19:48:20 CST 2009

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 7:41 PM, edzell <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
> [/quote]
> In all honesty, use the development release, unless you know of some
> regression that breaks it for you.
> --
> -Austin[/quote]
> Hi, Austin.
> Thanks for the advice, but I have to say it sounds a bit like "Eat the  mushroom you've been warned against unless you really know it will do you harm." As a newbie I'm still trying to figure out which apps I'll want to use and how to get ,install and evaluate them. Whether some version of wine will have "regressions" (what are they?) that will break something I try to use - or what sorts of frustration I'll be faced with trying to fix the break - is not anything I have a clue about. I don't see the point of risking that when a) I don't have to and b) I don't yet really know what I'm doing.
> What I do know is that the winehq pages carry a warning against the latest releases and suggest I use 1.0.1 instead. So it's a mystery why I'm then unable to find it and am even being advised here, not to look for it. Are you saying the warning has no validity?
> Sorry if this sounds argumentative, but no one has answered my question, which is - how do I get the version that the wine pages recommend me to use?
> Cheers,
> edzell

I understand the predicament, but as an experienced Wine user and
developer, I can tell you that you should be using the development
release. It has support for more programs/functions. Stable is good
for you if you don't ever want things to change, and your program
works great in 1.0.1.

That said, if you really want 1.0.1 that badly, you'd have to ask the
package maintainer for Ubuntu (Scott). WineHQ doesn't actually build
any packages, we rely on volunteers to do that. Someone said you that
there's a 1.0.0 for your distribution, use that. The differences
between 1.0.0 and 1.0.1 are minor (translation updates and a few minor
bug fixes that you're unlikely to notice).


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