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Re: Periodical releases

From: Carsten Mattner
Subject: Re: Periodical releases
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 12:31:43 +0100

On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 11:11 AM, Leo <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 2012-01-05 17:31 +0800, Bastien wrote:
>> 2) I will probably release Org 8.0 before the end of the feature freeze
>>    (say march or april).  Not having it in Emacs 24.1 is not such a big
>>    deal, agreed, but it creates a situation where people often install
>>    Org on top of the one that comes with Emacs, which doesn't feel
>>    optimal and leads to many questions, because of conflicting installs.
>> Both are separate, and I can try to take care of (1) myself.
> I think in future it may be desirable to make more use of the packaging
> system now that we have one. It is like many of those GNU/Linux
> distributions. The core developers/maintainers are concerned with the
> core packages/functionality (it is better use of their time since they
> usually have better insight of the project) and the rest can be taken
> care by community members. For example the value of including org-mode
> in the source tree is quite little. If it is distributed with the
> packing system people can receive more timely bug fixes free of any
> constraint of the release cycle.

I second that. Cedet, Gnus, Org, themes (hash verification issues?)...

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