WINE install on ubuntu610 amd64

Asked by peter b on 2007-01-06

Hello to all,

Does anyone have any idea as of when there'll be a WINE package available for the above platform?

Exchanging e-mails with WINE maintainer (Mr Ritchie) about the subject matter, it appears that'll be a long while off. So the only other solution would be if the exist 32 Wine can be ported somehow to the amd64 architecture. When are the wishes in the Wishlists usually accomplished?

If I may, such a port would do a lot of good to many that are thinking about migrating to ubuntu linux; for sure I'm one of them. (vista is just around the corner and everybody knows the kind of $$$ it commands; do you have your purse full and ready for a new round of WGA et al??)

peter b

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If you have already spoken to the WINE maintainer about it I'm not sure there is anything we (as a support group) can do.

Of course the real answer to your question is that software developers should create portable Linux apps that run in 32-bit and 64-bit environments, not run Windows apps within an emulation layer.

I would recommend you log a bug against the WINE package.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wine/+bugs

There is very little we can do I'm afraid.

peter b (b1pete) said : #2

Mr Pope,

Obviously the forum can do nothing in helping the fellow members given the circumstances.

however, a little insight on this situation, I feel, it's in order; more to the point -on another post on the same subject matter I noticed that a wishlist was mentioned,

so the questions below are just for my education,

firstly,who produced the wishlist? at this time I'm inclined to believe that's done by member/s of the forum -is that right?

secondly, who is the authorized authority that sees it and is deciding what kind of action follows?

thirdly, are the developers informed (through the wishlist?) what the community thinks about this situation?

at this time the only thing that I can see for sure is that a solution is way off or, not in the books at all. It would help a lot to know what's coming down the pipe in the future on this crucial subject matter, specifically the full blast migration to linux.

peter b

> firstly,who produced the wishlist?

Users of ubuntu.

> at this time I'm inclined to believe that's done by member/s of the forum -is that right?

Users of launchpad, yes.

> secondly, who is the authorized authority that sees it and is deciding what kind of action follows?

A combination of the ubuntu developers who may or may not also be developers of the application in question (WINE) who may or may not be responsible for coding the proposed changes in the wishlist, and the "upstream" developers and or project leaders for the project in question.

> thirdly, are the developers informed (through the wishlist?) what the community thinks about this situation?

Depends if the developers look at the wishlist I guess. On something as obvious as this I suspect it's a known issue.