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Re: Should xemacs feature test be removed from url package?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Should xemacs feature test be removed from url package?
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 08:42:06 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Cheng Gao <address@hidden> writes:

> *On Mon, 26 Sep 2005 19:55:16 -0400
> * "Richard M. Stallman" <address@hidden> climbed out of the dark hell and 
> cried out:
>>      Richard> Are the developers of the URL package still maintaining it
>>      Richard> separately?
>>     Seems not.
>> If that is the case, the only reason to maintain XEmacs conditionals
>> in URL is if XEmacs developers want to cooperate with us on
>> maintaining that code.
> Xemacs does not include URL package. It has only W3 package in its
> package system, which is last version of W3 (p4.0pre.47).
> After moving to Savannah, URL was split from W3 as a separate project.
> And then it's included in Emacs CVS. And W3 project in Savannah does not
> contain URL files anymore.

Sounds like a total mess for XEmacs developers any which way.  Unless
some XEmacs developer volunteers maintaining for the XEmacs parts, it
is not likely to be much of a help keeping them.  How about tagging
the current state with something like url_with_xemacs, then moving
XEmacs support out?  In that way, if some XEmacs developer ever
volunteers to take it up at some time, he can just work on remerging
the branches.

I think that seems like a saner approach than letting the support
remain in head with an unknown and rotting state of functionality for

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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