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Re: Do pretests reach end users? (was: When will emacs 27.1 be officiall
Re: Do pretests reach end users? (was: When will emacs 27.1 be officially released?)
Fri, 03 Jul 2020 03:48:02 +0300
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)
May I chime in?
Eli Zaretskii <email@example.com> wrote:
> it takes a long time for Emacs problems to be discovered and reported. A new
> Emacs release can take years to reach end users. We are routinely receiving
> bug reports about changes made two or more releases ago. If you are looking
> for a single most important reason why it takes so long to put out another
> pretest, it is this one: experience shows that it takes weeks if not months
> for enough people to try a pretest and report the problems they see.
Emacs pretest release? Is that a thing for systems other than Microsoft
Windows and Guix?
— Unstable Debian comes with Emacs 26, Ubuntu gets Emacs from Debian.
— Arch comes with version 26, AURʼs ‘emacs27’ is 27.0.60 — an outdated February
— Unstable Nix, again, contain 26th Emacs.
— Fedora provides only stable version of Emacs.
— Homebrew — guess what?
And even pretest releases for Windows do not seem to be mentioned in any way on
<https://gnu.org/s/emacs>. How users are supposed to get them?
In other words, I am not much surprised of the lack of early bugreports.
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