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:
- Wine stable versions 1.8.x to 4.0.x
- Stable maintainer: Michael Stefaniuc MailTo(mstefani AT SPAMFREE winehq DOT org)
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 4.0.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 https://github.com/mstefani/wine-stable
- Accepted patches that will be in the next wine-4.0.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