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Re: Periodical releases

From: Lluís
Subject: Re: Periodical releases
Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2012 21:41:38 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.92 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams writes:
>> I would have less of a need to build emacs manually if
>> there were more release and therefore standard emacs
>> Linux distros was more up to date.

> The problem you raise here is apparently one of the difficulty/nuisance of
> building Emacs.  It is not about how often to publish releases.

> Publishing non-release MS Windows binaries periodically has been _very_ 
> helpful
> (thank you again to those who have created and posted the builds).  At least 
> on
> that platform, that is a solution to the problem you raise.

> If the same cannot be done for other platforms then the solution would be to
> somehow simplify the difficulty/nuisance of building Emacs on those platforms.

> But in no case should that difficulty/nuisance of building be an excuse for
> releasing the product before it is fully baked.

If building is the only problem, then you might like this (note: debian only):



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