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Re: emacs-24.5-rc3.tar.xz modified in place

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: emacs-24.5-rc3.tar.xz modified in place
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:00:38 +0300

> Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:19:07 +0200
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> From: Ulrich Mueller <address@hidden>
> >>>>> On Fri, 10 Apr 2015, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> >> Also this isn't the first time that such a thing has happened:
> >> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2011-08/msg00028.html
> > And probably also not the last, as much as we want to avoid that.
> Natural numbers aren't a limited resource, so I don't understand why
> you cannot increase the version number. It has zero cost and would
> easily avoid all the trouble.

It's not zero cost, because each candidate needs to be reflected in
the repository, and potentially also in the ChangeLog files.

Which is not to say these incidents shouldn't be avoided, just that
there might be valid reasons sometimes not to go through all that

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