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Re: lisp/ChangeLog coding system

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: lisp/ChangeLog coding system
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 10:50:41 +0200 (CEST)

On Tue, 30 Apr 2002, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

> On Mon, 29 Apr 2002, Simon Josefsson wrote:
> > > Emacs 21.3 will be released from the branch, so it cannot have Dave's
> > > code.  This will have to wait until the first release from the current
> > > CVS head.
> > 
> > If this is so, shouldn't the ":version" `defcustom' parameters I just
> > proposed in the patch to lisp/mail/smtpmail.el and
> > lisp/mail/sendmail.el be changed to "21.4" or whatever the next
> > version will be that will include the fixes?
> Yes.

Could some change it?  Thanks.

> > The :version parameter
> > seem to require that there exists a release plan for future releases
> > so it is possible to add the correct information.
> The trouble with release plans is that they tend to change ;-)
> Seriously, though: we are just learning how to deal with branches.  I 
> guess this issue is part of the learning process.  Suggestions for 
> solutions are welcome.

The only solution I can think of is that :version contains the alpha
release version in CVS, and whenever someone changes the release version
he has to replace the version in the elisp as well.  It could be done by a
script.  But I'm not sure it is an ideal solution.

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