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Re: At the bottom of the file OOOONEWS it says "For older news, see the

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: At the bottom of the file OOOONEWS it says "For older news, see the file OOOONEWS".
Date: 25 Jan 2001 07:07:11 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.0807 (Gnus v5.8.7) Emacs/20.7

>>>>> "Eli" == Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> 8 lines matching "199\\|2000\\|release" in buffer NEWS.  1:GNU
>> Emacs NEWS -- history of user-visible changes.  25 May 2000
>> 2:Copyright (C) 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 Free Software
>> Foundation, Inc.  8:* Emacs 20.7 is a bug-fix release with few
>> user-visible changes 27:* Emacs 20.6 is a bug-fix release with one
>> user-visible change 32:* Emacs 20.5 is a bug-fix release with no
>> user-visible changes.  4170:* Emacs 19.34 is a bug-fix release with
>> no user-visible changes.  4268:previously released version, except
>> in the message composition area.  4948:Copyright (C) 1996, 1997,
>> 1998, 1999 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
>> one can see that many releases were released with only a "25 May
>> 2000"... next time use ChangeLog mode or something to give at least
>> one date per release for the historian / archeologist.

Eli> The release date of each version is in the ChangeLog files, which
Eli> see (search for "Version .* released").  NEWS is not for
Eli> historians; ChangeLog's are.

OK, too bad there is none in ./etc, e.g. Mandrake 7.2:

cd /usr/share/emacs/20.7/
grep -n -e 'Version .* released' */* /dev/null
etc/ORDERS:947:     Windows 3.x, OS/2, QEMM, & QDPMI).  Version 2 was released 
in Feb. 1996,
etc/ORDERS:1717:     Version 2.0.9 of Octave was released in July.  It includes 
support for

Directory /usr/share/emacs/20.7/etc/
AIX.DUMP    LINUX-GNU     ORDERS.JAPAN   TUTORIAL.th    gnus-tut.txt
BABYL       LNEWS         OTHER.EMACSES  WHY-FREE       ledit.l
CENSORSHIP  LPF           PROBLEMS       Xkeymap.txt    ms-7bkermit
CHARSETS    MACHINES      README         celibacy.1     ms-kermit
CODINGS     MAILINGLISTS  SERVICE        condom.1       news.texi
COOKIES     MH-E-NEWS     SUN-SUPPORT    copying.paper  refcard.bit
COPYING     MH-E-ONEWS    TERMS          e/             refcard.ps
DEBUG       MORE.STUFF    TODO           echo.msg       refcard.tex
DISTRIB     MOTIVATION    TUTORIAL       edt-user.doc   rgb.txt
DOC-20.7.1  NEWS          TUTORIAL.cs    emacs.bash     spook.lines
FAQ         ONEWS         TUTORIAL.de    emacs.csh      tasks.texi
FTP         OONEWS        TUTORIAL.ja    emacs.icon     termcap.src
GNU         OOONEWS       TUTORIAL.ko    emacs.xbm      ulimit.hack
HELLO       OOOONEWS      TUTORIAL.nl    emacstool.1    vipcard.tex
INTERVIEW   OOOOONEWS     TUTORIAL.pl    enriched.doc   viperCard.tex
JOKES       ORDERS        TUTORIAL.ro    future-bug     yow.lines

So one would have need the source distribution.  OK, thanks, never mind.
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