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Re: bug#19299: 25.0.50; "Contributing" button in *About GNU Emacs* no lo

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: bug#19299: 25.0.50; "Contributing" button in *About GNU Emacs* no longer works
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2014 18:06:16 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.94 (windows-nt)

This is being discussed on emacs-devel, so I'm copying this there.

Glenn Morris <address@hidden> writes:

> Ulrich Mueller wrote:
>> In master, the CONTRIBUTE file was recently moved (back) from etc/ to
>> the top-level dir. This breaks the corresponding button in the about
>> page. To reproduce, type "M-x about-emacs RET" and then press the
>> "Contributing" button:
>>    view-file: /usr/share/emacs/25.0.50/etc/CONTRIBUTE does not exist
>>>From its new location, the file won't even be installed any more.
>> (Note: The file had been moved from top-level to etc in 2007.)
> Yes, this file was moved into etc from top-level specifically so it 
> would be part of the installed Emacs. Personally I don't think that 
> moving it out again makes much sense, but if people really want to do 
> that, it needs more work. It needs to be in the installed Emacs, so a
> special install rule will need to be written. The doc references that
> refer to it being in the etc/ directory (grep will find these) will need
> to be rewritten to account for it being in different places in installed
> and uninstalled Emacs. Personally I think it would be a lot simpler to
> move it back where it was and put a stub CONTRIBUTE at top-level that
> just says "see etc/CONTRIBUTE". (But again, personally I don't think
> this makes much sense.)

I did not realize there was a link to etc/CONTRIBUTE in About.

-- Stephe

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