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bug#25548: 25.1; Wrong Emacs version for Emacs 25.1.2 (?)


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#25548: 25.1; Wrong Emacs version for Emacs 25.1.2 (?)
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2017 20:31:47 +0200

> Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:13:04 -0800 (PST)
> From: Drew Adams <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> 
> > > Show does a user or Lisp code see those options from _within_
> > > Emacs?
> > 
> > With "M-: system-configuration-options RET".
> 
> I see this from `C-h v system-configuration-options":
> "--without-dbus --without-compress-install 'CFLAGS=-O2 -static -g3'"
> 
> How does that tell you anything about the label "25.1.1",
> which appears in the output of `M-x emacs-version' or
> the label "25.1-2" that appears in the zip-file name?

It tells you what the version number means.

> > > > See the node "Version Info" in the ELisp manual.
> > >
> > > The only thing there (that I can see) that remotely refers
> > > to something like "25.1.2" is the undescribed, unexplained
> > > _output_ of `(emacs-version)':
> > >
> > > "GNU Emacs 24.5.1 (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.16)
> > >            ^^^^^^
> > >         of 2015-06-01"
> > 
> > No, it also explains how to distinguish official releases from pretest
> > versions.
> 
> That's not what I said.  It tells you nothing about what
> "24.5.1" (or in the current case, "25.1.1") means in the
> output of `emacs-version'.  And it tells you nothing about
> what (in the current case) "25.1-2" means in the name of
> the zip file.

It does to me.

> > > Can you point me to the passage that explains the 25.1-2 in the
> > > zip name, which I've not been able to find?
> > 
> > That's the "-n-" part above.
> 
> Yes, n = 25.1-2, here.  But where is the explanation of it,
> saying what n = 25.1-2 means?

The explanation is in the value of system-configuration-options.

> GNU Emacs 25.1.1 (x86_64-w64-mingw32) of 2016-11-15
> 
> It says 25.1.1, not 25.1.2.

Yes.

> Still looking for an explanation of such numbering, in both
> the output of `emacs-version' and the zip-file name.

Time to finish this nonsense.





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