Bringing Wine into Main

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Tue Dec 23 00:45:51 GMT 2008

On Monday 15 December 2008 05:22, Scott Ritchie wrote:
> After some discussion with a few core devs at UDS, I feel it is time to
> formally propose that Wine be moved into main.  Popcon says 10% of our
> users have Wine installed already, and this is only the case today: we
> don't even count Wubi installs, and some fraction of the 2 billion
> Windows users would switch if we made Wine easier.

I'd wanted to make a long thoughtful comment on this, but I've run out of 

I don't think importing the Windows software model into Ubuntu is a good 
thing.  I think it's great to have Wine as a transitional crutch (and I use 
it as such), but I don't think it should be part of any default install.

I'm all for making it easier, but I don't think it need to be in Main for this 
to happen.

Scott K

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