I'm well aware it's been declined in the past to add a wine-staging or to provide wine-staging at all. Now, it's not the first time wine isn't supporting certain games anymore, but we have major titles being impacted (LoL, WoW 9.x or in general Blizzard games with the updated engine etc.), and it's a question of time until they provide the patches in upstream wine (probably). Since wine 5.15 there has not been any progress on those issues, all works good enough in staging though.
The question I want to ask is if it wouldn't be better to provide a wine-staging with the distribution besides wine for people who choose to run it if wine falls short of patches. It's actively preventing players to run their games within the distribution unless they get the PoL wine-staging 5.19 and start their games with that version. We'll run in those issues again and again, since wine is very traditional about patches (which is a good thing for stability, that has to be said), but the game devs seem to get ahead more quickly.
May be a bit much of an effort for a temporary solution for players until wine gets patched up, just wanted to gather your opinion on this. It usually takes quite a while until -staging patches are merged to the master of wine, so players may be locked without those games for weeks and month.
What's the dev teams thought about this? Rather go without supporting those titles for the moment until wine gets patched up and wine-staging not an uption, or is a seperate wine-staging an option? As I said, PoL is an option (Lutris is not, their wine is way too outdated).
Just wanted to gauge the opinion on that again. Players usually default back to the system-wine if something is not working, and in those cases, wine stable does not do the job. At least not anymore at the moment.