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

From: Stefan
Subject: Re: address@hidden: Re: Possible help with stable Emacs releases.]
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2004 08:35:03 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3.50 (darwin)

>> I don't expect any such problem.  The worst I expect is that you might
>> sometimes be prevented from installing a bugfix because it's not "good
>> enough" (which is something that happens all the time anyway).
>> Also sometimes things won't go as fast as you'd like.

> I've told many time that we won't apply patches without emacs-devel
> consents.

Right.  I assumed so.

> Usually, by reading the list, you'll notice that we often forward bug
> reports and patches to the list.  Sometimes we write patches ourselves for
> our users.

Yes, I know that, but I have no idea what other patches you apply on the
Debian side.  From what I've seen of your reports and patches here, I trust
you can do the job.

>> In order for you not to be frustrated, I think the best option is to take it
>> slow: after all, the process already exists, and you're just offering to
>> help out, so you can start by just systematically submitting the patches
>> that you'd like to apply to Debian's tree (so they get installed in RC),
>> then regularly bug people to remind them that we should get the next pretest
>> started, ...

> Ok, I see. You are worried about giving CVS access to people with a
> too low level of trust.

I didn't say anything about CVS access.  I actually assume you'd get CVS
access since I can't see how you could reasonably do the job without
CVS access.  Maybe it could be done, strictly speaking, but I can't see how
anyone could accept to do such a job without getting CVS access.

> Well, no matter. The less I do, the more you have to.  Maybe will you
> manage to prove that it's not worth it because it requires too much
> manpower from emacs-devel.

I think you misread me.  I won't try to slow you down and I hope nobody here
will try to either: I was just recommending to you that you take it slow
for your own sake (so that if we turn out to be unbearable tyrants for you,
you won't feel too bitter).


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