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Re: address@hidden: Re: Possible help with stable Emacs releases.]

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: address@hidden: Re: Possible help with stable Emacs releases.]
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2004 14:37:10 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

> On Mon, Sep 27, 2004 at 03:21:11PM +0200, J?r?me Marant wrote:
>> Please comment on my other reply. We do not intend to do anything
>> with 21.3. This is a general practice that could be started once
>> the next trunk is released.
>> You are telling that it is a waste of time: are you saying that
>> the time we spend providing bugfixes for Debian users of Emacs
>> is a waste of time?
> I think it's a great idea if it starts from 21.4 like you said.
> It would mean that the somewhat moribund "bugfix" branches in Emacs CVS would
> actually be rather more actively updated, thanks to the Debian maintainers.
> Since it they're _already_ doing that work  (in Debian), it won't mean much
> extra burden for them.
> So (1) Emacs users win (get more robust minor bugfix releases), (2) Emacs
> maintainers win (have happier uers, and can worry less about rushing out
> major releases because more bugs get fixed in the bug-fix releases), and
> (3) the Debian maintainers win (by getting a wider audience for their
> fixes, without all that much extra work).
> Geez, what's there _not_ to like about this plan...?

I agree.  This would be great!

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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