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Re: w3 and Emacs 21 choices

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>>>>> "Ben" == Ben Pfaff <blp@cs.stanford.edu> writes:

Ben> Alan Shutko <ats@acm.org> writes:
>> Ben Pfaff <blp@cs.stanford.edu> writes:
>> > 2b. w3-el-e20 would be the same old w3, not from > CVS.  This would
>> undoubtedly irritate people > who wanted newer versions of w3.
>> I'd suggest this.  Gnus has far more changes between the old Gnus and
>> the new one, and forcing people to upgrade and go through all those
>> changes will hurt people more than making people using Emacs 20 who
>> want a CVS w3 get it themselves.

Ben> Are you sure that the changes are really so extensive?  Emacs 20
Ben> comes with Gnus 5.7, whereas the `gnus' package has Gnus 5.8.8.  A
Ben> version change of .1.8 does not sound particularly major to me.

IIRC there were changes in the method to configure mail sources between
5.7 and 5.8.8, so upgrading can break mail fetching.

OTOH, people who use Gnus should probably be upgrading to 5.8.8
anyways, IMHO.  5.8.8 adds MIME support, among other things.

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