[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Checkout the sources for the release branch

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Checkout the sources for the release branch
Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 12:15:29 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/23.0.51 (gnu/linux)

"Lennart Borgman (gmail)" <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>> "Lennart Borgman (gmail)" <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Jason Rumney wrote:
>>>> Lennart Borgman (gmail) wrote:
>>>>> The information about EMACS_22_BASE is specific to Emacs. Where would
>>>>> you suggest to put that information?
>>>> It is probably useful to list the active branches somewhere, but that is
>>>> a different matter than handholding users through the exact CVS commands
>>>> to use in every circumstance.
>>> I do not think there is anything wrong with handholding per se as long
>>> as it does not lead to cluttering of the information.
>>> I think the way that saves most time should be used. And then the
>>> normal thinking may apply: there are probably many times more readers
>>> than writers. (And many of them can potentially be helpful with
>>> Emacs.)
>> People who want to be helpful in pretesting should get the pretest
>> tarballs.  That's what they are for.
>> People who use CVS can be expected to acquire a minimum of knowledge
>> for that.
> And how should they get that?

Manuals exist.  I see no point whatsoever in starting a tutorial about
CVS branches on the Emacs web page.  And I see little reason to act
surprised that without doing anything, one will continue to update to
trunk instead of EMACS_22_BASE or any other branch.

David Kastrup

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]