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Re: Emacs 26.2 RC1 is out!

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: Emacs 26.2 RC1 is out!
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:45:53 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1.90 (gnu/linux)

Andy Moreton <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu 21 Mar 2019, Nicolas Petton wrote:
>> Philippe Vaucher <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Is there a branch or a tag on the repository reflecting this version? I
>>> couldn't find any, sorry if I missed it.
>> As it is a release candidate, the tarball contains some changes related
>> to the Emacs version being 26.2 and its release date (currently set to
>> the 27th) that should not be pushed yet.
> A tarball for distribution should not contain anything that has not
> been committed to version control.


> If you have content that you do not want to appear (yet) on the release
> branch, then make a branch for the release candidate, tag a commit on
> that branch and the checkout that tag to build the tarball.


OTOH, it is very important to test the tarball itself. Those who check
out a tag from VC, build and test are doing useful work, but what they
are testing is not what is released.

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