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Re: [ANNOUNCE] Emacs 25.3 released

From: Tim Cross
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] Emacs 25.3 released
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:32:49 +1000

Hi Nicolas,

it is very easy to be a critic and technology has just made it easy to spread those criticisms with no real cost - just type and hit send. As far as I can see, you and Eli thought about how to do this release, considered the implications and did what you believed was most appropriate given priorities and resources. I certainly acknowledge and appreciate your efforts. Ignore the negative noise, most of it is lacking in facts, built on assumptions and fails to recognise hindsight is always 20/20. Thee has been no adverse consequences and I feel you and Eli have shown the action was responsible and well reasoned. Points have been raised and acknowledged, time to move on and recognise that most of the fine work done to maintain Emacs is done by volunteers who need to make time to do these contributions in a modern world where most of us have too much to do with too little time to do it.

thanks for your efforts. 


On 13 September 2017 at 04:38, Nicolas Petton <address@hidden> wrote:
Rostislav Svoboda <address@hidden> writes:

> The thing is guys in my daily-job I do this kind of "release and pray"
> source code management on a daily basis.
> You know - cobol, mainframes, finance industry, dinosaurs...

I had to produce the tarball as quickly as I could, which meant
yesterday evening after work.  We agreed with Eli not to bother with the
website or the Git branch, as it was much less urgent than releasing the
security fix.  However, I do have the changes on my local Git repo, so
there's no need to worry (I'll push them right after sending this email).

To be honest, I'm a bit frustrated with all the negative attitude
regarding this release.




Tim Cross

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