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bug#35383: 27.0.50; Complete process of decoding Gnus group names

From: Katsumi Yamaoka
Subject: bug#35383: 27.0.50; Complete process of decoding Gnus group names
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:12:12 +0900
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (x86_64-pc-cygwin)

On Mon, 22 Apr 2019 11:39:40 -0700, Eric Abrahamsen wrote:
> This is part two and the completion of bug#33653, which changed Gnus's
> obarrays into hash tables, and group names from symbols to (encoded)
> strings. The commits in the recently-pushed "scratch/gnus-decoded"
> branch change group names to decoded strings.

> Bug 33653 was a mess for a few reasons: I partitioned the changes
> poorly, didn't call for testers, and it turned out that I was locally
> testing a mismash of that change plus a couple changes included in this
> branch, which hid some bugs.

> This time around I'll keep it cleaner: I'll locally test only this
> change in isolation, I'm writing a semi-interactive test suite for Gnus,
> and in a few weeks I'll rope in three or four users to road-test the
> changes. The upside is that, once these changes are stabilized and put
> in, it will eliminate a whole class of potential bugs.

> In the meantime I'm hanging this here as a placeholder. If any brave
> soul does decide to give it a test-run in the meantime, back up your
> .newsrc.eld file first!

No problem for hours.  Maybe it has been completed already?
I believe I can live with it anyway.  Though I'm not quite sure
yet, the new and the old newsrc.eld files (containing non-ASCII
nnml and nnrss groups) seem to be compatible with the new and
the old Gnus mutually.  That is, I didn't need to do something
special on the newsrc.eld file.

;; Where `new' means that of the scratch/gnus-decoded branch,
;; and `old' means that of Emacs 26.2.50.


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