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From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: FOR-RELEASE.W32
Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2005 11:38:26 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden> writes:

> As Richard has said that Emacs-on-Windows problems shouldn't delay
> the release, Lennart and I have been thinking of adding a file
> (tentatively named admin/FOR-RELEASE.W32) listing things that would
> be nice to have before releasing a binary tarball for Windows.

Personally, I think really bad problems on Windows should at least
delay the release of a Windows binary: Emacs is one of the most
important migration applications to GNU systems: once a Windows user
uses Emacs for his editing tasks (and utf-8 is increasing our chances
here), he'll be likely to install the GNU utilities (MSYS or Cygwin)
so that many of Emacs' external commands will work.  And then the step
to going GNU all the way is rather small.

In my opinion, a good Windows Emacs is useful for getting people to
use GNU.  That does not mean that Windows problems should delay
releasing 22.1 for Unix-type systems, but I would tend not to release
Windows binaries that are deficient.  Even if that means that such
binaries will only appear with 22.2 or so.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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