Re: Emacs 18 vs. 19
Ian Jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Would it be possible to have an Emacs 18 package as well as Emacs 19?
> I hadn't realised quite how slow Emacs 19 was until I was forced to
> use it ...
Quite possible. I certainly intend on providing Debian with the most
recent (and stable) Emacs possible. I simply am unable to do what I
want to do with Emacs 18. If someone wishes to contribute Emacs-18.59
to Debian, it could certainly be made available.
> (BTW: Emacs 19 is still officially beta, isn't it ?)
Yes, but the VAST majority of Emacs additions are written specifically
for Emacs 19. If it was a "true" beta, I would never use it, but when
everyone else is using it and it is a superior program, there isn't
much you can do about it.
(Or the snappy reply: Linux is still officially beta, isn't it?)