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Re: dropping support for old Emacsen

From: Uwe Brauer
Subject: Re: dropping support for old Emacsen
Date: Sun, 08 Nov 2015 15:33:42 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13001 (Ma Gnus v0.10) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>>> "Ted" == Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:

   > On Fri, 06 Nov 2015 11:22:22 +0900 Katsumi Yamaoka <address@hidden> wrote: 
   KY> On Thu, 05 Nov 2015 15:03:59 -0500, Ted Zlatanov wrote:
   >>> Maybe drop Gnus support for Emacs 23.x and old XEmacs too?
   >>> I think we've had too many of these annoyances over the years.

   KY> making Gnus drop old Emacsen is a good idea. Probably dropping Emacs
   KY> 23 won't trouble many users. But what is old XEmacs to be? In some
   KY> sense, all XEmacsen is old. ;-)

I think 21.5.34 should be at least considered not dead...

   > I should note I've brought this up before. Crossposting to the Gnus
   > mailing list as well. Concretely, the proposal is to support only Emacs
   > 24.x in Gnus. If XEmacs or Emacs 23 support breaks, then users can
   > submit patches but it won't be a primary focus for the developers.

   > On Fri, 06 Nov 2015 10:41:16 +0100 David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote: 

   DK> I am not in a position to prescribe to Gnus developers how they
   DK> are maintaining their software. Maybe Gnus stopping to support
   DK> XEmacs 21.4 is the kick in the behind that XEmacs needs for
   DK> preparing a new "stable" release rather than face the prospect of
   DK> having to backport or freeze Gnus. But I don't know how receptive
   DK> to kicks that behind might be right now. For most active users,
   DK> XEmacs 21.4 does not appear to be more than a practical joke.

Sadly enough most debian based distribution still ship it instead of 
21.5.34 which is more decent.

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