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Re: Pretest begins end-June

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Pretest begins end-June
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 09:44:39 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>> Stefan and I have decided on the end of June for the beginning of the
>>> Emacs 24.1 pretest.  We're hoping for an early 2012 release, but, as
>>> always, that will depend on the code.
>> That schedule is way too early for the bidi stuff.  There are still 2
>> major jobs I need to do (reordering display strings and support for
>> truncated lines) and one minor one (a couple of bug reports regarding
>> cursor motion around invisible text and before-/after-strings).
>> There's no chance in the world that they will be ready in a month.
> I know it's hard to guess the future, but do you have some approximate
> idea of when we could reasonably expect to get these fixed?
> Other question: do these affect the behavior of Emacs when
> bidi-reorder-display is non-nil but there's no R2L in sight?

Emacs is a desktop environment.  R2L will come "in sight" unintendedly
via Mail, via opening files in the wrong encoding, via Usenet, via
interpreting binary garbage and so on and so on.

David Kastrup

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