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bug#33005: 27.0.50; Data loss with Gnus registry

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: bug#33005: 27.0.50; Data loss with Gnus registry
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2018 11:12:35 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On 10/11/18 15:10 PM, Michael Heerdegen wrote:
> Michael Heerdegen <address@hidden> writes:
>> Anyway, seems it never worked like that.
> But what's even more frightening: The default value of
> `gnus-registry-extra-entries-precious', (mark), always behaved like ()
> and thus never worked as intended, so it seems that registry marks
> always where broken with the defaults.  Looks like nobody ever tried to
> use them, or all people gave up without writing a bug report.

I don't think very many people use the registry, or at least, they
aren't using it intentionally to store their own information.

> Should we even make a NEWS entry along the fix saying that the feature
> can actually be used now?

I don't think so, bug fixes don't usually get a NEWS entry. But I can
say something on the gnus.general list.

Also, I really like the idea of using the registry to attach notes to
mails -- that's something I've intended for Gnorb for a while. If you'd
like to contribute that to Gnorb I'd be very happy to accept it, or
maybe it's something that could even go into the registry proper. Of
course, if you'd prefer to keep it a separate package that's fine too --
I'd install it!


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