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Re: Stable release.

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Stable release.
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 06:58:32 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Pavel Roskin <address@hidden> writes:

>> As a sort of emergency measure, I would consider it sensible if we
>> did a source-only release of 2.14.3 or, if you want to, 2.14.2a, the
>> same as 2.14.2 plus cherry-picked compilation fixes.  Namely just
>> what it takes to get 2.14.2 through the current compilers.
> Let's not play games with the version numbers.  2.14.3 is what it
> should be.
> I believe there was a case when a GNU package was released with
> packaging problems (missing files or something).  Then the fixed
> package was released with a letter "a" attached.

No.  It was Emacs, and a security problem in the movemail program (not
the Emacs executable itself).

> But this would be a real maintenance release, so an incremented number
> would be appropriate.

The version number decision is not all that important.  I wanted to
reflect that no new GUB-built binaries will be required, and confine the
fixes to those that meet that criterion.

> Please also consider including issue 2030, later re-reported as 2562.
> The fix is a straightforward backport.  Perhaps there are more issues
> of that kind.  We could include a couple of fixes.

For a source-only release, we are strictly restricted to problems
occuring only with newer compiler versions.  Other fixes would require a
full rerelease including binaries.

David Kastrup

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