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Re: Pretest

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: Pretest
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 21:38:01 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Chong Yidong <address@hidden> writes:

> With Richard's agreement, I've bumped the version number to 22.0.90
> and rolled a pretest tarball.  The tarball can be found at
>   ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/pretest/emacs-22.0.90.tar.gz

Thanks Chong!  This is excellent news!!!

It builds and runs on my GNU/Linux (redhat 9.0) laptop.

> (I took out some additional info about xdelta's between this tarball
> and the previous pretest tarball, because there is no previous
> tarball).

I wonder if we really need to provide xdeltas anymore.

For most people there days, the time it takes to get them working (I
remember having problems with the last pretest ...) compared to the
time it takes to simply download a new tarball doesn't warrent the
time needed to make them...

> The question is, who do we announce the pretest to?  Is the emacs
> pretesters mailing list still extant?  

I think so.

>                                        If not, I think we should just
> make a public announcement about the availability of the pretest
> tarball on the Gnu Emacs webpage.  

comp.emacs, gnu.announce, and gnu.emacs.announce seem to be good places...

>                                    We could also contact distributions
> such as Debian, which package occasional CVS snapshots of Emacs 22, to
> switch to tracking the numbered pretest tarballs for those packages
> instead.

I don't know what's best here, but I'd wait until we have have another
pretest or the final release.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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