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Re: Emacs-24.4's release

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Emacs-24.4's release
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:48:31 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Hello, Glenn and Stefan.

On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 12:42:54PM -0400, Glenn Morris wrote:
> Stefan Monnier wrote:

> > Barring any major problem encountered til then, we intend to cut the
> > 24.4 release candidate this Friday, and (assuming nothing went wrong
> > with that candidate) make the release official the subsequent Monday.

> PS Just in case there was any doubt, this means:
> after the release candidate is made, do not commit ANYTHING to emacs-24
> without asking here first.

I think bug #18725 (Say "no" to "erase customizations?". .emacs gets
written.)  is a candidate for a major problem.  Basically, in certain
customize-... functions, .emacs gets saved despite the user explicitly
saying "no".  This is really bad, and I think it should be fixed for

I have proposed a patch to the code under the bug report.  May I apply

> In fact I would really appreciate it if people do not commit anything to
> emacs-24 after 0000 UTC on Friday.

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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