Including a Wine version with the WinePulse patches in Ubuntu Wine PPA

Asked by Rune K. Svendsen

After experiencing a sound issue with a game running Wine from the Ubuntu Wine PPA, I tried compiling the latest Wine from the Ubuntu Wine PPA with the WinePulse patches ( and this completely solved my issues.

I've read more than a couple of threads on the forums with people experiencing similar issues (stuttering/choppy sound), and others requesting a PPA with Wine that includes the WinePulse patches, since many users aren't ready to compile Wine themselves.

Because of this I'd like to know if it would be possible for the Ubuntu Wine PPA to include wine-packages that have the WinePulse patches applied. I have made such a package (wine1.3) and put it up in my PPA, if anyone's interested in testing (based on 1.3.11-0ubuntu1~lucidppa1 from the Ubuntu Wine PPA):
Bear in my mind this is my first time adding a package to a PPA, so I'm not completely sure I've done it the right way. I've just bumped the version number up to 1.3.99 to make sure my package isn't updated with a never version from ubuntu-wine, when I probably should have created a new package called wine1.3-winepulse which replaces wine1.3 when it is installed. But it seems to work, and serves the purpose as a - right now at least - recent version of wine with WinePulse in a PPA.

What is the attitude towards this in the Ubuntu Wine camp? Would it be possible to include, for example, packages called wine1.3-winepulse and wine1.2-winepulse with the WinePulse patches that install instead of wine1.3 and wine1.2 repectively?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Log a bug

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Rune K. Svendsen (runeks) said :

Will do!

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Ken Sharp (kennybobs) said :

It's open source, you can do what you like.

Having separate packages won't hurt but it's best to liaise with Wine people.

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