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Re: Reordering etc/NEWS

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Reordering etc/NEWS
Date: Tue, 08 May 2007 00:37:19 +0300

> From: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden
> Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 12:50:26 -0400
>     We know that.  But, while waiting for this issue to be resolved,
>     there's no need to install changes that do not fix very grave bugs.
> That is what I think, and that is why the only nontrivial changes I
> have installed were to fix grave bugs.

It should be clear by now that we have very different ideas about what
is a grave bug.  Perhaps if you took a few minutes to explain your
criteria, much of the argument could be avoided.

> Furthemore, I take offense at the insult which is implied by saying
> this to me as if you thought I needed to be taught this by you.

There was no insult and therefore no reason to take offense.  It's
just a simple difference of judgment about what is a grave bug.

OTOH, you have no more right to teach me manners than I have to teach
you what is a sound release procedure.  While the latter is a
technical issue that is on-topic in this forum, the former is not
(unless I behave in an uncivilized manner, which I don't think is the

> I have been insulted and abused many times here lately.  I did not
> respond to most of these insults, but I did take offense.

Same here.

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