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Re: Emacs and the Google Summer of Code

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Emacs and the Google Summer of Code
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 09:20:04 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.92 (gnu/linux)

>> > I know that RMS does not like this idea, as he thinks that all focus
>> > will shift to the new branch, but I'm not sure if that's true and
>> > there are drawbacks in not having one.  Debian seem to manage with
>> > both a testing and unstable distribution.
>> This is a completely different issue.  We're talking about a branch for
>> a particular feature.  We're not talking about opening "a new trunk".
> I probably wasn't very clear but that's exactly what I was talking about.
> Yidong's post also seems to suggest that this might be possible.  Creating
> a sparate branch for one Emacs mode is probably not worthwhile as experience
> from GDB tells me that very few people would check that branch out.

As long as we're in pretest, I don't really want to encourage people to
try development code.  But AFAIK, there's still a fair bit of
development to be done on that GDB/MI thing before it needs testing, so
I think it's not an issue.


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