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Re: New from emacs-snapshot

"Davide G. M. Salvetti" <salve-evlas@debian.org> writes:

>>>>>>  JM == Jérôme Marant [2005-4-30]
> JM> You have two branches, -devo and -dgms. Which one should I register?
> dgms is my hack branch, where I do commits; devo is a tag only branch,
> which is always (hopefully) in a consistent state (ready-to-build), and
> is the one I use as the reference branch to build a specific package
> version.


> JM> 2/ preparing the next upstream release. Here I come:
> JM> make-dist is the way upstream tarballs are generated. So, generating
> JM> packages from this tarball is a better way to find out blocking problems
> JM> with a release ASAP. Then we can report them upstream instead of
> JM> discovering them very late.
> JM> You would not see those problem if you created packages directly from
> JM> the CVS checkout.
> While I am mostly interested in 1/ (as well as in having my own emacsen
> packages work cleanly with emacs-snapshot), if time permits I will try
> 2/ as well to see if there are any problems.

2/ is costless, you only need to run one command instead of three
and you get the same packages. Believe me, I tested it :-)

> BTW, I think the issue of /usr/local/ in load-path is a major one to
> allow emacsen add-on packages to install correctly.  However, for the
> moment I fail to understand why that path gets added correctly on
> emacs21 while it fails to do so on emacs-snapshot; I resorted to the
> 01-emacs-snapshot-fixes.el hack myself.

Is it an emacs-snapshot issue or an emacsen-common one?


Jérôme Marant

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