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Re: release bugs [was Re: Processed: enriched.el code execution]

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: release bugs [was Re: Processed: enriched.el code execution]
Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2017 09:55:28 +0300

> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2017 14:32:48 -0700
> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > If this bug is indeed deemed
> > urgent by the community, it will be fixed very soon, and in that case
> > blocking the next release, which will not happen tomorrow or the next
> > week, is meaningless.  OTOH, if the bug will remain unfixed till we
> > are ready to release Emacs 26.1, in, like, 6 months, then it means
> > fixing it is not deemed important, and blocking the release for it
> > makes no sense.
> A similar argument could be applied to any blocking bug

No, it cannot.  The point is that marking bugs as blocking and their
urgency are two different and almost independent issues.

> so why bother to mark any bug as blocking?

Because it helps in management of a release.  It's a managerial tool.

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