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Re: Emacs 29.3 released

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs 29.3 released
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2024 21:29:44 +0200

> From: Michael Albinus <michael.albinus@gmx.de>
> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2024 19:48:40 +0100
> > Emacs 29.3 is an emergency bugfix release; it includes no new features
> > except a small number of changes intended to resolve security
> > vulnerabilities uncovered in Emacs 29.2.  See the file etc/NEWS in the
> > tarball; you can view it from Emacs by typing 'C-h n', or by clicking
> > Help->Emacs News from the menu bar.
> I know, an emergency release is an emergency release. But w/o any hint
> that it will happen, we have inconsistencies. For example, Emacs 29.3
> claims to carry Tramp 2.6.3-pre, which is unfortune.

How did that happen?  Which change to emacs-29 branch caused that, and
why was that change installed on the release branch?

> A short warning that the release will happen, with a short timeout until
> it happens, would have been appreciated.
> Or did I miss such an announcement?

You didn't.  Since this was due to security issues, there was no
advance announcement.

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