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Re: Directory Servers in Tools menu

From: Thomas Fitzsimmons
Subject: Re: Directory Servers in Tools menu
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2018 19:35:20 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Glenn Morris <address@hidden> writes:

> Thomas Fitzsimmons wrote:
>> I don't use the menu bar so I've never noticed this entry before.  I can
>> take a look; maybe the compatibility code isn't needed anymore and we
>> can remove it.  At the same time, I'll see if the "Directory Servers"
>> entry might be useful.
> Thanks for looking into this.
> AFAICS, the compat code is needed if we still want to pretend people are
> taking code from Emacs head and using it in XEmacs.
> Looking at https://bitbucket.org/xemacs/eudc/src, this is untrue for at
> least a decade. Twenty years, if we believe the copyright header.

I looked at this.  There are definitely some simplifications that I'd
like to implement eventually, like deprecating then eliminating the
eudc-options file, and allowing a single search to span multiple
directory servers.  However, an easy first step is deprecating then
removing XEmacs support.  Can I push this NEWS entry to the emacs-26


diff --git a/etc/NEWS b/etc/NEWS
index 4b1f673a7c..f014bff99c 100644
--- a/etc/NEWS
+++ b/etc/NEWS
@@ -733,6 +733,10 @@ with blank space to eshell history.
 major release of Emacs.  Users of BBDB 2.x should plan to upgrade to
 BBDB 3.x.
+*** Support for XEmacs is deprecated and will be removed in the next
+major release of Emacs.  XEmacs users can continue using this or a
+prior version of EUDC.
 ** eww
 *** New 'M-RET' command for opening a link at point in a new eww buffer.

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