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Re: merge from 1.8 branch

From: Neil Jerram
Subject: Re: merge from 1.8 branch
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 19:49:22 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1007 (Gnus v5.10.7) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

Rob Browning <address@hidden> writes:

> Neil Jerram <address@hidden> writes:
>> I guess I could copy all my debugging and Emacs interface stuff into
>> 1.8.x; it's all only documentation and Scheme code, after all, so
>> couldn't hurt much.  Any votes for or objections to this?
> If the changes are extremely unlikely break existing code that's based
> on 1.8, then I probably wouldn't object.
> I suppose the hard restriction we have is that we can't change
> existing APIs (C or Scheme) in backward incompatible ways during the
> stable series.

Yes, I think those are good guidelines.  (And according to those, I
believe I can proceed.)

> Of course we could also just shift 1.8 into maintenance mode, start
> focusing on the main branch, and plan to release 1.10 sooner.  I'd be
> open to that as well.

How would that be different from the current situation?  (In other
words, in what sense is 1.8 not already in maintenance mode?)


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