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Re: Can't build previous versions of Emacs?

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Can't build previous versions of Emacs?
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2022 20:41:13 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> writes:

> In my case, I never (or at least very rarely) care about building
> exactly the actual release and I prefer building from the
> `emacs-NN` branch.
> Typically the main purpose is to run some older Emacs to see if some
> ELisp code works on that older version and the difference between
> `emacs-NN` and the actual release is negligible in that case.

I don't oppose checking in that fix on all the -NN branches, but I do
care about building the exact versions a lot (when doing bug triage).

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