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Re: Emacs 21 or snapshot?


From: Will Parsons
Subject: Re: Emacs 21 or snapshot?
Date: 15 May 2007 18:33:29 GMT
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Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> On 12 May 2007 18:51:24 GMT, address@hidden (Will Parsons) wrote:
>>Maciej Katafiasz wrote:
>>>Den Sat, 12 May 2007 08:31:25 +0200 skrev Xavier Maillard:
>>>> If I was not coding modes/packages for GNU Emacs, I would have
>>>> probably sticked to GNU Emacs 21.x, for sure.
>>> 
>>> Using Emacs 21.x now is simply silly. With 22 being almost there, it's as
>>> much, or more stable than 21.x, and it has *tons* of overall improvements,
>>
>> So, you didn't see my response to another post in this thread,
>> mentioning that I'm having problems editing remote files with the
>> current Emacs 22 on Windows?  No doubt there is a solution a solution
>> to this, but no, using Emacs 21 is *not* "simply silly".  Apart from
>> that, Emacs 21 is still the version I get with two other systems I
>> regularly work on - FreeBSD and Debian GNU/Linux.  (Debian Etch - just
>> recently sanctioned as the new "stable" Debian - of course comes with
>> the "stable" version of Emacs - version 21.)
> 
> FWIW, FreeBSD now includes an editors/emacs-devel port with the most
> recent pretest tarball of Emacs 22.
> 
> I'm trying to test many of the packages I regularly use, but I can't
> install *all* the Emacs extras on my laptop, so if you find the time to
> test the editors/emacs-devel port, please do test it.
> 
> If there are problems with the FreeBSD Ports version of Emacs 22, please
> report them.  Your comments, bug reports, suggestions and any help you
> can give with the integration of Emacs 22 into FreeBSD are going to be
> invaluable in making sure that the package/port reaches a stable state.
> This way, when Emacs 22 becomes the officially released version of GNU
> Emacs, we will be in a good shape for making the current
> editors/emacs-devel port the _default_ Emacs port on FreeBSD too :)

I will do so.  Note that the specific problem I experienced on Windows is
with editing remote files, and that because I seldom do this on Unix-type
platforms (except via NFS), I am unlikely to notice any problems in the
area.

- Will


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