[pkg-wine-party] Bug#585409: Bug#585409: wine 1.2/1.3 on Debian: what's the blocker?
2011/11/20 Antoine Beaupré
>> I should really reply in detail to your separate bug report, but apart from
>> the sound drivers I don't have any objection to merging all the binary
>> packages back together. As far as taking Ubuntu's packaging is concerned, I
>> haven't looked at it in detail; I'm not sure though that the wine-gecko
>> packaging would be acceptable for Debian since it doesn't build from the
>> provided source.
> I do not want to step over anybody's toes here. If Ove still wants to
> maintain this package, he should, but it looks like he's overwhelmed and
> doesn't have time to do it.
> I do not have much time either, but I can sponsor uploads, that seems
> easy enough.
Technically you're not supposed to upload major changes to packages in
which you're not a team member (minor changes like NMUs are ok). So,
I think the first step is for Ove to approve you as a team member, and
that may require some work on your part (maybe preparing 1.1.36 would
> Plus, I think that the stuff from Ubuntu is great - we should look into
> that first. They have 1.2 and 1.3 all rolled up and ready to go.
> Can you review their work? I can do some communications with them people
> if needs be.
I think the debian packaging is already of sufficient quality. It
just needs to go through Ove's every release needs package process,
and that's just tedious, but someone will need to do it.