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Re: strange emacs 21.4 on ftp.gnu.org:/pub/gnu/emacs

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: strange emacs 21.4 on ftp.gnu.org:/pub/gnu/emacs
Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2005 15:42:47 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Am I the only one who finds himself very much surprised that even though
>> he's a fairly active contributor and reads emacs-devel,
>> emacs-pretest-bug, gnu.emacs.help, gnus.emacs.bug, gnu.emacs.announce,
>> and a few more places, he has not seen any announcement (let alone
>> discussion) of this new release?

> I'm not surprised: it takes time for the announcement to get from
> Richard's mail to gnu.org servers and from there to propagate to the
> news groups.  On top of that, gnu.emacs.announce was in the past known
> to have problems with announcements.

Well, I'm still surprised that the only mention of this decision was only
sent to something like gnu.emacs.announce which is known to be at
best flaky.

I would have appreciated some warning *beforehand* in emacs-devel.
Just to ackowledge that we actually exist.  But I guess the method used
reflects the fact that we simply have no say whatsoever in those matters.


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