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Bug#595427: wnpp: ITP: winetricks -- Quick and dirty script to download and install variousredistributable runtime libraries

Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 20:52:05 +0200
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> Andreas Barth <aba@not.so.argh.org>
> I agree that starting with the current scripts is for starters. But we
> should do it in a way that is prepared for doing it right, and then
> starting with the easier parts of replacing the scripts with the right
> libraries.
> Obviously there are some very low hanging fruits within the
> winetricks-scripts (basically everything that is downloaded from an
> open source site).

What is the status of this ITP opened 2010-10-03, 6 months ago? To my
understanding winetricks:

    - is DFSG compliant. The current license is GPL.

    - does not depend on external programs outside of Debian.

    - is a single utility that helps quite a bit to install WINE related
      software much easier.

    - has nothing to do with WINE package itself, so bundling it would
      not be good. Winetricks update schedule is different from WINE.

    - There is no sense of making integration "packages for WINE" like
      those of Perl and Python, because WinE/Windows is too unstable
      platform to target at.

Could we just package it as is for the benefit of the users?


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