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Re: Very happy with emacs-25 so far

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Very happy with emacs-25 so far
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2016 13:13:07 -0700
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On 03/19/2016 08:35 PM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
What is the purpose of marking them as blocking the release if we
don't really mean that?

The list of blockers is mostly Glenn's reaction to bug reports (and thanks, Glenn!) that is not much trimmed later (and is now too long) because we lack development resources. If it's to be useful, someone (probably John) needs to go over it more carefully and figure out what is *really* a blocker.

For example, I just now reviewed Bug#20931, which Glenn filed and marked as a blocker on June 29 of last year, and then later that day wrote "maybe I should just get used to it (I don't know if it's worth a NEWS entry)". This doesn't appear to be a blocker, so I just now unblocked it. (I don't view it as a bug at all, for what that's worth.)

I expect there's a reasonable amount of low-priority stuff like this that is unnecessarily bulking up our blocking-bugs list. Which part is low-priority is debatable, which is why the list needs to be prioritized somehow.

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