As of February 2018, the Wine Staging project has been discontinued by the original maintainers. Alistair Leslie-Hughes has volunteered to continue the project at his own GitHub repository.
What is Wine Staging?
Wine Staging is the testing area of winehq.org. It contains bug fixes and features, which have not been integrated into the development branch yet. The idea of Wine Staging is to provide experimental features faster to end users and to give developers the possibility to discuss and improve their patches before they are integrated into the main branch. More information about Wine Staging can also be found at winehq.org.
Ready-to-use packages for Wine Staging are available for a variety of Linux distributions and for Mac OS X. Just follow the installation instructions for your operating system.
On most distributions the
wine-staging package is installed to
/opt/wine-staging, such that multiple Wine versions can be installed in
parallel. If this is the case for your distribution, you will have to type
/opt/wine-staging/bin/wine instead of just
wine. The same also applies for
other wine-specific programs like
winecfg. To learn more about how to use
Wine Staging, please take a look at the
Wine Staging is maintained as a set of patches which has to be applied on top of the development branch. In order to build Wine Staging, the first step is to setup a build environment for Wine, including all required dependencies. A lot of information about that is collected in the WineHQ Wiki.
In order to apply all Wine Staging patches it is recommended to use the
patchinstall.sh utility which takes care of applying all patches in the
correct order. For reference, the possible commandline arguments are:
Usage: ./patchinstall.sh [DESTDIR=path] [--all] [-W patchset] [patchset ...] Autogenerated script to apply all Wine Staging patches on your Wine source tree. Configuration: DESTDIR=path Specify the path to the wine source tree --all Select all patches --force-autoconf Run autoreconf and tools/make_requests after each patch --help Display this help and exit --no-autoconf Do not run autoreconf and tools/make_requests --no-patchlist Do not apply patchlist (needed for 'wine --patches') --upstream-commit Print the upstream Wine commit SHA1 and exit --version Show version information and exit -W patchset Exclude a specific patchset Backends: --backend=patch Use regular 'patch' utility to apply patches (default) --backend=eapply Use 'eapply' to apply patches (Gentoo only) --backend=epatch Use 'epatch' to apply patches (Gentoo only, deprecated) --backend=git-am Use 'git am' to apply patches --backend=git-apply Use 'git apply' to apply patches --backend=stg Import the patches using stacked git
If you want to apply all patches with the
patch utility, the commandline
should look similar to this:
./patches/patchinstall.sh DESTDIR="/path/to/wine" --all
Before you proceed with the compilation, please make sure that you installed all
additional build dependencies required for the Wine Staging features you are
interested in (check output of
./configure). More information about building
Wine Staging, optional build dependencies, and hints for packagers are collected
in our Wiki.
Please see CONTRIBUTING.md for more information about contributing to Wine Staging.