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Re: [ANNOUNCE] Emacs 25.3 released

From: Philippe Vaucher
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] Emacs 25.3 released
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:05:29 +0200

This vulnerability was introduced in Emacs 19.29.  To work around that
in Emacs versions before 25.3, append the following to your ~/.emacs
init file:

Does a vulnerability that has been there since that long really deserve such a rushed release?

I mean, you could have gone through the classic release procedure with tags/branches etc and maybe delay the release for 2-3 days. Would it really have changed something in that case?

I don't understand why this particular security issue was treated that dramatically, but maybe I'm missing something.


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