Karmic Wine Integration

Registered by Scott Ritchie on 2009-05-15

This blueprint has been superseded. See the newer blueprint "Even Better Wine Integration" for updated plans.

This blueprint covers the coming changes needed for proper Wine integration in Karmic. A (small) new package will need to be installed by default, various changes to Gnome-App-Install and Wine itself will be required.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Martin Pitt
Priority:
Low
Drafter:
Scott Ritchie
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Scott Ritchie
Definition:
Superseded
Series goal:
Proposed for lucid
Implementation:
Beta Available
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Scott Ritchie on 2009-06-17
Completed by
Scott Ritchie on 2011-11-05

Whiteboard

BETA:
https://code.launchpad.net/vineyard

pitti, 2009-06-29: Approved. I moved work items into the whiteboard.

scott ritchie, 2009-06-24:
 - All questions answered in updated spec

pitti, 2009-06-16:
 - please add work items (template below) (use states TODO/DONE/POSTPONED)
 - can we have a way to not start clamav scanning each and every time? this seems somewhat overzealous and slows down startup
 - how big are the new TTF packages? CD space is notoriously precious
        -Less screensavers would free up space
 - executable-handler is a script (preferably called wine-executable-handler)? where does it get shipped? Will the mime handler take care of installing wine when needed?
 - [migration] I'm not too worried about "hidden" foo.dat vs. FOO.DAT in ~/.wine, this already causes trouble; is ciopfs transparent, i. e. does it mount itself as ~/.wine/ over the real ~/.wine/?
 - great plan!

Work items:
write icoutils MIR and get it to main: POSTPONED
package wine-support: POSTPONED
code ciopfs integration: POSTPONED
package ciopfs: DONE
package executable-handler: POSTPONED
split fonts in wine1.2 package: DONE

pitti, 2009-09-15: Looks we need to defer that, for Karmic it's getting very late

(?)

Work Items

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