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Re: Display slowness that is painful

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Display slowness that is painful
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 01:12:17 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Chong Yidong <address@hidden> writes:

> "Richard M. Stallman" <address@hidden> writes:
>>     This is *really* not the time to make changes in redisplay.
>> Yes it is.  Even if we had started the pretest already,
>> we would fix this bug.  Or what are pretests for?
> Managers of successful software projects often make the conscious
> choice to postphone resolving bugs whose "fixes" can introduce even
> more serious bugs while conferring limited benefits.  (And they seem
> to be able to actually make releases...)  If a workaround can be found
> that avoids this problem without changing redisplay code, I think it
> is preferable.

Lest there be any misunderstanding, I appreciate the job you're doing
as the Emacs maintainer, and the fact that you're trying to maintain a
high level of quality for Emacs.  But it's extremely frustrating to
participate in a perpetual-motion-machine-like release process, with a
leaky to non-existent feature-freeze, that never seems to get any
closer to the actual release (or even the pretest!)

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