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Re: [O] Emacs 22 compatibility

From: Yagnesh Raghava Yakkala
Subject: Re: [O] Emacs 22 compatibility
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 07:10:29 +0900
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Hello Achim,

I have emacs 22 installed on one system. 

,----[/usr/bin/emacs --version]
| GNU Emacs 22.3.1
| Copyright (C) 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
| You may redistribute copies of Emacs
| under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
| For more information about these matters, see the file named COPYING.

I just tried building. it was successful although there are lot of warnings.

build logs are attached in case if you are interested to look into.

$ make 1> make.log 2>error.log

Attachment: make.log
Description: Binary data

Attachment: error.log
Description: Binary data

On 12月 19 2012, Achim Gratz <address@hidden> wrote:

> Bastien writes:
>> I think a reasonable expectation is to be fully compatible with
>> the last two major versions of GNU Emacs (23 and 24).
> It would help if I managed to get Emacs 23 to compile Org… but since
> some people on the list are still using Emacs23 and they don't report
> problems I'm assuming it's rather something in my build ATM, although
> I've built Emacs 23 with the same parameters before (just a different
> compiler).
>>  For Emacs 22 and XEmacs, if we have people using these Emacsen, maybe
>> they can help?
> Emacs 22 is already broken in non-trivial ways AFAICS and the question
> is if its worth the effort to unbreak it.  There are some things I've
> looked at (like macro expansion inside a macro, as it is used in
> org-odt) that should work, but apparently don't.  I have no idea if the
> byte-code that is generated has a chance of working, but it looks quite
> strange.  UTF-8 support is another sore point that currently shoots down
> startup of the test suite if I interpret the error messages correctly.
> I'm not sure which is the last version that fully works with Emacs 22,
> even to find that out would take quite some time.
>> I'm reluctant to drop support for Emacs 22/XEmacs as it would 
>> block those volunteers.
> I have somewhat more hope for XEmacs, although many of the newer
> additions to Org would need to be reviewed for compatibility problems.
> Regards,
> Achim.

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