Re: Why emacs is still 21.4.1 in Etch?
Vincent Lefevre <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On 2007-04-18 12:00:50 +0200, Sven Arvidsson wrote:
>> On Wed, 2007-04-18 at 12:08 +0800, Yuwen Dai wrote:
>> > I found version of emacs is still 21.4.1 in Etch. Is there any
>> > technical obstacle for emacs's upgrading?
>> AFAIK, that's the most recent stable release of GNU Emacs,
> That's not true. Emacs 21 was crashing quite often, had lots of bugs
> and didn't support copy-paste of Unicode characters. When I switched
> to Emacs 22 (emacs-snapshot), all these problems disappeared.
"stable release" has nothing to do with perceived stability. It merely
refers to the last non-developmental release. You might perceive Emacs
22 as "stable" but it hasn't even been released yet. As it has been
noted, if one wants to use an Emacs 22 pre-release version, grab
emacs-snapshot from sid.
(Emacs 22 looks a whole lot better when configured with --with-gtk
than Emacs 21 too ;-)
Bill Wohler <email@example.com> http://www.newt.com/wohler/ GnuPG ID:610BD9AD