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[pkg-wine-party] Bug#793551: marked as done (wine-development: Consider providing through Backports instead of Stable)

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regarding wine-development: Consider providing through Backports instead of Stable
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Source: wine-development
Version: 1.7.29-4
Severity: wishlist


Upstream at the wine developers' mailing list, we recently had a
conversation about the wine & wine-development packages. There was some
confusion at first about what wine-development was for, but we've
worked that out. You can read the whole thread, starting here:

It's great to have an official Debian package of wine's development
release that can live happily alongside the stable one. Kudos to
everyone that put in the hard work to make that happen.

However, I would like to propose, in the future, providing
wine-development (and all the other -development packages) to Stable
through Backports, instead of the Stable repo proper. The version of
wine-development in Jessie is 1.7.29, which was released last October.
Especially with a code-base that's still as fluid as wine's, that
mostly defeats the purpose of a development release.

Won't a version that lacks upstream's guarantee of stability, but falls
out of step with current work, also contradict the goals of Debian
Stable some and be harder to maintain? My gut feeling is that offering
Testing's version of wine-development through Backports would be better
for everyone. It would confuse end users less, keep clearer boundaries
between Stable & Testing, and simplify things for the Debian wine team.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.1
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

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Package: wine-development
Version: 1.7.50-1

Backported wine-development packages are now in jessie-backports.
The first version is 1.7.50-1~bpo8+1.
Further versions will be added as soon as they arrive in Debian Stretch
(testing) (plus an undefined timespan for the human handling).

I noted that the upgrade of wine-development from jessie to
jessie-backports may need some manual intervention to update the whole
set of packages, because backports has the apt pin priority 100. I'll
look into improving this.
Once the jessie-backports packages are installed, update works flawlessly.

I suggest to change the link on https://www.winehq.org/download/ from
The latter shows available versions for every Debian release, including

You may add a second link pointing to the stable Wine release (which
some people may prefer, or have to use because they are on Debian Wheezy

I've updated https://wiki.debian.org/Wine and will revisit
http://wiki.winehq.org/Debian soon.


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