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Re: address@hidden: Re: Possible help with stable Emacs releases.]

From: Jérôme Marant
Subject: Re: address@hidden: Re: Possible help with stable Emacs releases.]
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004 15:24:20 +0200
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Quoting Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>:

> > What we propose is to maintain bugfix releases from stable
> > releases.  This is exactly the kind of job we are doing with
> > the Debian Emacs package: collecting bugfixes, backporting
> > fixes from the trunk.
> > Currently, bugs are only fixed in the trunk and Emacs users
> > needs to wait for the next stable releases to see their bugs
> > fixed.  Unfortunately, Emacs releases are quite rare and this is
> > understandable because releasing is boring.
> Actually, we already have "the RC branch" from which 21.2 and 21.3 came.
> So I agree to the extent that "Debian patches" should be applied to the RC
> branch of Emacs rather than just to the Debian Emacs package (assuming the
> fixes are sufficiently clean, of course).

It is much easier to create a new branch for every stable release: you
can then avoid the pain of CVS merges for the same cost (I'm not
inventing anything, GCC people do this).

Jérôme Marant

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