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Re: viper-mode C-[ behavior change in Emacs 24.4

From: Hans BKK
Subject: Re: viper-mode C-[ behavior change in Emacs 24.4
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2014 07:35:50 -0700 (PDT)
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>  "in production" (still unclear to me exactly what that means) 

These issues aren't so significant in environments where the user maintains 
their own system, but critical in organizations where a small staff is 
responsible for hundreds or thousands of hosts, and users are usually not 
allowed to modify their system.

"Production" systems are ones that are relied upon for critical operations, 
those that incur a significant cost if they stop working. These are often set 
up to run for years without any significant changes in order to minimize 
downtime and maintenance costs.

Doesn't have to be a multi-user host either, the CEO's personal desktop is 
usually treated as a critical "production" system.

To distinguish from "testing" machines or other hosts where downtime is NBD.

Marking a release (package, repo or distro) as "stable" usually implies the 
components-collection has gone through longer (over time) and more thorough 
(more people and platforms, in combination with more variables) TESTING. Newer 
releases are by that definition inherently "unstable".

Significant security issues are usually the only exception, their fixes often 
"backported" to the older releases.

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