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Re: Emacs-24.4's release

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Emacs-24.4's release
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:37:54 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Hello again, Michael.

On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 05:26:55PM -0400, Michael Welsh Duggan wrote:
> Glenn Morris <address@hidden> writes:

> > 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.

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

> Please consider the following bug a major bug that needs to be fixed for
> the new release:

> Bug#18749: http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=18749

Ah.  One of _those_ bugs.  ;-(

> Sorry for the late bug report, but I only recently managed to create an
> example for this bug that could be replicated easily.  I would be very
> sad if this bug (which I have encountered frequently as a heisenbug) is
> not fixed for the new release, as it can make programming in C under
> Emacs extraordinarily painful at times.

With all the info you've provided, it should be straightforward to knock
this one down in at most a few hours.  I don't want to start on it now
(it being almost midnight in central Europe), but I'll get cracking on it
early tomorrow morning.

> -- 
> Michael Welsh Duggan
> (address@hidden)

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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