Hi, occasionally I go to the forum on winehq.org to see if i can find a reason my games don't work as I wish, often I see replies to other posts on the forum where POL is mentioned that refer the poster to use vanilla wine before posting any problems. I have always assumed that POL is merely a front end to launching specific prefixes and wine versions but that the wine versions themselves would be straight from winehq.org; however I noticed on the winehq site that there are no simple tarball downloads for wine so my question is:
where does POL get the wine versions from? Are they compiled straight from vanilla source by a POL dev or are patches added? Are they i486/i586 etc.?
With enough info I might be able to get answers to questions on the winehq forum without lying about the specifics of my wine installation :)
POL doesn't produce Wine :) It's obvious that Wine comes from www.winehq.org. It's compiled on Debian Lenny then it's striped then it's packaged so when you get it you can use it without compiling it. Some Wines are patched under way (e.g. Wine for GTA IV ) but that does mean that installation script substitutes one of the files in vanilla Wine.