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List with Applications which don't work with vanilla Wine but work with Wine Staging, in order to apply specific patches - PROPOSAL
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There are many applications and games which currently don't work with vanilla wine, but work with wine staging. Seeing through history build I saw that wine used to be build with staging patches, but no more since you consider it pretty unstable. However, other distributions offer wine staging either by default (Fedora), or as a 2nd package (arch) or with external sources (Ubuntu) since too many people need it in order to get their software working.

I've created a personal repository for Solus which has wine built with staging patches: https://github.com/ThanosApostolou/solus-wine-staging-repository since I need it to get some applications working.

My proposal is this:
Make a pinned task (it could be this one) with a list of applications and games which don't work with wine, but they are tested and known to work with wine staging. Then try to find the minimum amount of wine staging patches which are required in order to get these applications work and apply them to the official wine build (it's not easily done and it requires a lot of community involvement). Would you be interested in this even if it means delay wine builds until the required patches are ready? The list could be something like that:

GAMES:

  • League of Legends

REST SOFTARE: (maybe some office)

  • ...

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JoshStrobl closed this task as Wontfix.Jan 25 2018, 5:06 PM
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There are many applications and games which currently don't work with vanilla wine, but work with wine staging.

Then you should consult the WINE project and try to get those fixes landed in WINE then.

However, other distributions offer wine staging either by default (Fedora), or as a 2nd package (arch) or with external sources (Ubuntu) since too many people need it in order to get their software working.

And we have no intentions on having multiple providers for WINE.

Make a pinned task (it could be this one) with a list of applications and games which don't work with wine

That isn't our responsibility. Consult winehq.org

That isn't our responsibility. Consult winehq.org

Well fixing steam isn't Solus responsibility either, but LSI is one of the most brilliant piece of software in modern linux distributions. I consider wine more important than steam since it also has software that people use for work and not just games.

I remember that when d3d9 patches were included in wine, then @ikey commented that he doesn't want wine staging but he would be positive to specific patches for specific reasons, but maybe I misunderstood what he meant.

Anyway, I respect your decision. I will keep maintaining my own repository with wine staging since I know that most people prefer it over vanilla wine. Maybe if I find many community members supporting this idea and be willing to do testing (so that it doesn't get extra work to Solus developers) in the future, will you be more open to it?

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