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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: Wed, 6 Oct 2004 13:46:40 +0200
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Quoting Nick Roberts <address@hidden>:

> This thread has discussed help with stable Emacs releases. Much of the
> frustration on this list seems to occur earlier in the development
> process. Other projects, notably XEmacs, make beta releases for inclusion
> with
> unstable GNU/Linux distributions such as Debian's sid and the Mandrake
> Cooker. It occurs to me that if Emacs did this too i.e made beta releases
> from
> the trunk, there would be more pairs of eyes and it would therefore make for
> a
> faster stable release. It doesn't seem realistic or even reasonable to expect
> a handful of developers to do all the work. I don't know, maybe the pretests
> do get included in such distributions but it seems to me that more leverage
> could be obtained by always having a beta version (not in CVS) available.

As far as I know, XEmacs people do both stable (say bugfix) releases
and beta releases.

Jérôme Marant

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