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Re: GTK file selector

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GTK file selector
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2005 00:38:10 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Jérôme Marant <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Perhaps you're bitter that XEmacs does seemed to have slowed down,
>>> but please remember this list is for contributing to Emacs
>>> development, not to knock it down.
>> XEmacs at least sports more or less regular releases from their
>> increasingly stagnant development code base.
> I think it could be fixed by making bugfix releases as I already
> proposed many times (I also proposed to add myself as manpower for
> such a purpose).  So far, supporting the current released version is
> not wanted, as far as I understood.

We have already too little manpower to support the coming release.

> Also, I wonder if the modular design -- separating core and modules
> -- makes it easier to release often.

One has to be aware that in the case of XEmacs, this is snake oil.
XEmacs' code base, while frequently released, has not yet even caught
up to Emacs-21.0 in core areas.  The packages, while frequently
released, are often in a state of disarray and various levels of
outdatedness.  XEmacs-21.5 is quite unstable.  And so on.  There is
the occasional package that is kept more up to date in that manner,
but the overall effect is not consistently convincing to me.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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