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emacs19 removal? [was: rms@gnu.org: Bug#57636: Security problem with emacs19]

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Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2000 02:15:29 -0700 (MST)
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From: Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org>
To: joey@infodrom.north.de
CC: 57636@bugs.debian.org, gerd@gnu.org

We are not maintaining Emacs 19 any more.  I think the current version
of Emacs uses a different method of allocating temp files.

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Can we remove emacs19 from unstable now? It's de facto orphaned both
upstream and in Debian, and a new version exists, supported in both
upstream and Debian.

I was told once that we only kept version 19 in the archive for the sake
of the people who haven't yet managed to convert their configuration
files to version 20. It would seem logical to declare that "conversion"
time period over, after three years.

Note that removing a package from the FTP archive doesn't mean the package
will automagically be removed from all users' machines, not by a long shot.

BTW I was told removing all non-current Netscape Navigator versions
will be done RSN (if it wasn't already done, haven't checked today).

enJoy -*/\*- don't even try to pronounce my first name

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