Stable Rules

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Wine Stable's mantra is to not break currently running applications.
Regressions are a priority to fix and new regressions should not be added.
Thus a patch that fixes ten applications but breaks one application is a bad patch for Stable.

Scope of this Page

These rules are valid for:

Acceptable Patches for Wine Stable

Rules for patches going into Wine Stable:

  • It must be first accepted in the Development version (in exceptional cases it can come via Staging).
  • It must be tested (in 1-2 released Development or Staging versions).
  • It should be small.
  • It must fix a real bug in a real application.
  • Stubs must get an application to run (not to just crash later) and need a longer testing period in the wild.
  • It must fix a build issue, especially on distributions using Wine Stable.
  • Translation updates are in scope too.

Submitting Patches for Wine Stable

To mark a patch for inclusion into Stable you can choose between the following methods:

  • Set the "Target Milestone" to 6.0.x for a bug in bugzilla.
  • Or send the Stable maintainer an email with a list of commit IDs to cherry pick.
  • Add the Wine-Bug tag to the patch when submitting it to wine-devel.

Accepted / Queued Patches

Here is the list of accepted and queued patches for Wine Stable.

Or in raw format in git on


Accepted patches that will be in the next wine-6.0.x
Queued patches for stable
Warning: This branch is always rebased on top of stable

Additional information is kept with git notes in stable-notes. Github doesn't shows any notes so those need to be accessed via git:

git pull <stable-remote> refs/notes/stable-notes
export GIT_NOTES_REF=refs/notes/stable-notes
git log
git show