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Re: It is time for a feature freeze (it is NOW or never).

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: It is time for a feature freeze (it is NOW or never).
Date: 02 May 2004 09:30:41 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sat, May 01, 2004 at 10:16:25PM +0200, Kim F. Storm wrote:
> > > > So when do we declare "feature freeze" ?  May 1st ?
> > > 
> > > May 1st sounds very good to me,
> > 
> > Too good to be true ?
> Um, as you seem to be adding many of the new features these days,
> why don't you tell us?

Hey, that was _before_ May 1, to get a nice feature set to iron out.
One that will make people happy for the next three years we need to
get a feature release out.

Ok, the image stuff seemingly has a few discussions with possible
interface changes pending, but the features themselves were in before
the feature freeze.  And that's the point of a freeze: gather things
that really should get it before that all at once, so that one can
the solidify on everything afterwards.

With regard to solidification, I think that many of Emacs' scrolling
functions should get more comfortable with large-height glyphs.  While
we should avoid last-minute before-release changes (which might
introduce deadlocks and similar), quite a bit of changes in that area
would qualify not as "features" but as bug fixes.  The feature is tall
lines, and it needs work to be considered close to proper.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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