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Re: [ANNOUNCE] Emacs 25.3 released

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] Emacs 25.3 released
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 19:40:34 +0300

> From: Philippe Vaucher <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:05:29 +0200
> Cc: Emacs Devel <address@hidden>
>  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?

The same question, more or less, was already asked and answered, in
the positive.  People actually wanted the release even earlier, but we
had to wait for a day until Nicolas could find free time.

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

That's what everyone wanted.  Just read the lists.

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