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Re: lynx-dev lynx2.8.1pre.11

From: dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev lynx2.8.1pre.11
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 11:46:01 -0400 (EDT)

> On Wed, 21 Oct 1998 address@hidden wrote: 
> > >  
> > > Before the release I want to see "persistent_cookies"  
> >  
> > no - it's still changing too often to rate it as more than experimental. 
> > (trust me - when we release it, there'll be even more bug reports) 
> That's what I'm expecting. 
> Are you saying it is changing too often to be an option in lynx.cfg, or 
> only to be enabled by default? 

no - I'm satisfied with the way it's packaged - it's visible (the release
page should list it), easy to configure in.
> I think as long as we mention in lynx.cfg that it is experimental, there 
> wouldn't be any problem with making it an option there. What I have in 
> mind here is some busy sysadmin compiles with --enable-persistent-cookies, 
> then finds some big show-stopper problem with it and wants to disable 
> them from lynx.cfg without recompiling the binary. 

yes/no/maybe - there's more than one consideration:

        + how complicated the patch would be (it's simple to add to lynx.cfg,
          but I've not looked at what would have to be done to LYCookies.c)

          documentation impact is low (lynx.cfg is its own documentation)

        + feature creep (each time an issue comes up like this, it delays
          3-4 days while people say it will/won't be releasable unless the
          new feature is in .lynxrc and/or the options menu.

(your typical busy-sysadmin is more likely to put 2.7.1 back for general
consumption than bother reporting the problem or even verifying that it's

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