It's time to marry Wine-powered software and Software Center. This means several different things:

  • Installing apps that use Wine in Software Center
    • We need a general design for packaged free apps in the archive
    • We need a similar design for paid and unpaid packaged apps not in the main/universe archive
  • Removing user-installed Wine apps from within Software Center (rather than Wine's separate uninstaller)
    • Wine needs to be installed to uninstall these apps, complicating things
    • Most apps require user interaction to remove
  • Some potential for understanding Wine prefixes
  • Dealing with different Wine versions

Release Note

This section should include a paragraph describing the end-user impact of this change. It is meant to be included in the release notes of the first release in which it is implemented. (Not all of these will actually be included in the release notes, at the release manager's discretion; but writing them is a useful exercise.)

It is mandatory.


User stories



You can have subsections that better describe specific parts of the issue.


This section should describe a plan of action (the "how") to implement the changes discussed. Could include subsections like:

UI Changes

Should cover changes required to the UI, or specific UI that is required to implement this

Code Changes

Code changes should include an overview of what needs to change, and in some cases even the specific details.



  • data migration, if any
  • redirects from old URLs to new ones, if any
  • how users will be pointed to the new way of doing things, if necessary.

Test/Demo Plan

It's important that we are able to test new features, and demonstrate them to users. Use this section to describe a short plan that anybody can follow that demonstrates the feature is working. This can then be used during testing, and to show off after release. Please add an entry to for tracking test coverage.

This need not be added or completed until the specification is nearing beta.

Unresolved issues

This should highlight any issues that should be addressed in further specifications, and not problems with the specification itself; since any specification with problems cannot be approved.

BoF agenda and discussion

Use this section to take notes during the BoF; if you keep it in the approved spec, use it for summarising what was discussed and note any options that were rejected.


NattyWineSoftwareCenter (last edited 2011-11-05 16:24:37 by scottritchie)