Sugared Wine

Morgan Collett morgan.collett at
Thu Nov 27 13:28:57 GMT 2008

On Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 00:45, Scott Ritchie <scott at> wrote:
> Hello everyone, I'd like to start a discussion about Wine on Sugar.
> The idea is fairly simple - we add a pseudo-windows desktop frontend to
> Wine, and get it running in Sugar.  If the applications work, then
> there's no reason to put Windows XP on an XO, we can keep the OLPC
> project using free software, millions more children will be able to get
> laptops, the next generation will grow up with Ubuntu, and we'll achieve
> global domination.
> Either way, it's the right thing to do.  The big if is whether or not
> the applications will work.  If case you haven't been following Wine
> development for the past year or so, however, the answer is increasingly
> "actually, they probably will."
> Wine 1.2 might be on track for Jaunty, and if not Jaunty + 1.  I'll do
> my best to make sure Wine in Jaunty is good in any event, including
> whatever sugar-related patches we might need to differ from upstream.
> Regardless, I'd like to at least start a discussion.  At the moment I
> suspect virtually no one in the sugar community is even aware of this
> little Wine subproject.
> Thanks,
> Scott Ritchie

Thanks Scott, this sounds like a great project. I see it is listed on

You've come through to the Ubuntu packaging team for Sugar. I
recommend you post to the Sugar development list,


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