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Re: Moving Gnus development to Emacs?

From: raman
Subject: Re: Moving Gnus development to Emacs?
Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2015 08:33:25 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:

This would be nice!> (Excuse the crossposting.)
> Back in the olden days, there were basically two reasons for doing the
> Gnus development outside of Emacs: 1) Emacs was releasing very slowly,
> and Gnus very fast, and 2) XEmacs was an important target for
> development.
> 1) is not true any more.  And XEmacs isn't as vital as it used to be.
> And the SXEmacs peeps just started maintaining their own Gnus repo,
> which means that this might be a good opportunity to discontinue the
> git.gnus.org repo and just continue development on the Emacs trunk
> instead.
> Emacs has developed rapidly during the last few years, and the
> interfaces between Emacs, older versions of Emacs, and XEmacs are
> growing more divergent.  This means that basically any change we do in
> Gnus fails to build on all build targets.  And this, in turn, means that
> any change we do in Gnus is 2x as much work as it should be, and this
> leaves the code looking like an exercise in obfuscated programming.
> Sometimes.  :-)
> So: I want to know how all y'all would feel if I closed git.gnus.org and
> started bringing the Gnus code base in the Emacs trunk up to modern
> Emacs standards.  That would mean removing basically all compat code.
> No more `mm-string-as-unibyte'.  No more `gnus-invisible-p'.  Freedom!


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