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Re: Emacs-devel Digest, Vol 18, Issue 45

From: Sun Yijiang
Subject: Re: Emacs-devel Digest, Vol 18, Issue 45
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 09:13:18 +0800

Jason Rumney <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>As Richard has said that Emacs-on-Windows problems shouldn't delay
>>>the release, Lennart and I have been thinking of adding a file
>>>(tentatively named admin/FOR-RELEASE.W32) listing things that would
>>>be nice to have before releasing a binary tarball for Windows.
>>Personally, I think really bad problems on Windows should at least
>>delay the release of a Windows binary:
>None of these problems make Emacs unusable. The JPEG problem can be
>avoided by compiling with a Free compiler (which we do anyway for binary
>releases). The high CPU usage for server sockets can be avoided by not
>using server sockets. Perhaps that means we continue to recommend
>gnuserv to Windows users in 22.1, but it should not mean that we
>withhold Emacs binaries for a much awaited version with many
>improvements over 21.x.

What about the "ultra-wide character" problem with create-fontset-from-fontset-spec? It's a _big_ bug on W32, and I think we should not make a W32 release until this bug is fixed.

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