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Re: [ANNOUNCE] Emacs 25.3 released

From: Ulrich Mueller
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] Emacs 25.3 released
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:36:00 +0200

>>>>> On Wed, 13 Sep 2017, Richard Stallman wrote:

> Perhaps we should rename the Emacs 25.2 tarball and all the other
> old tarballs, adding a suffix saying do not use.

Please don't. That would break the download for distros who rely on
pristine upstream sources and apply separate patches. For example,
Gentoo still has packages app-editors/emacs-23.4-r16 and
app-editors/emacs-24.5-r4 (of course, both *with* the fix for


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