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CVS is the `released version'

From: Robert J. Chassell
Subject: CVS is the `released version'
Date: Wed, 9 May 2007 19:56:01 +0000 (UTC)

Remember, for many people, but not for many moderns, CVS provides the
`released version' of GNU Emacs.  It is the prime version used by
those who contribute.  It is not a binary that cannot be changed.
Once in a while, development needs to be frozen while bugs are fixed.

Since more and more people are coming to think of or are forced to use
big numbered releases and eschew the daily releases, they view a delay
between one big numbered release and another as bad.  But those who
enjoy daily releases hardly notice.

I suspect we are seeing a conflict between cultures: on the one hand,
those who install a new release of GNU Emacs every day or almost every
day and, on the other hand, those who look for big numbered releases,
such as that from Emacs 21 to Emacs 22.
The world is tending towards those who look for big numbered releases
even though most contributions are small.

    Robert J. Chassell                          GnuPG Key ID: 004B4AC8
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