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Re: emacs22 Debian package?

Tatsuya Kinoshita <tats@vega.ocn.ne.jp> writes:

> On March 1, 2007 at 5:01PM +0100,
> dak (at gnu.org) wrote:
>> > BTW, I feel Emacs 22.0.94 (pretest version of 22.1) reaches a
>> > quality for Debian release.  So, please consider that Debian
>> > emacs22 package will be uploaded soon even though it is not yet an
>> > upstream official release at the moment.
>> That is an excessively bad idea.  Versions 22.0.x are _pretest_
>> versions of Emacs 22, _not_ an official release.  Releasing an emacs22
>> package would be _thoroughly_ confusing as long as Emacs 22 is not
>> released.
> Hmm, how about emacs22_22.1~pretest22.0.94-1_*.deb to clarify the
> upstream pretest version?

I don't know about Debian version numbers, so somebody else will need
to comment.

>> What is wrong with the current emacs-snapshot* packages?
> The emacs-snapshot package is not for Lenny (Etch+1, will be
> released 2008-2009?), but the emacs22 package is for Lenny.  The
> emacs22 flavor has not yet been tested in Debian.  We'll try to fix
> bugs that the packages fails with the emacs22 package for Lenny.

Emacs 22 will be released in 2007 certainly.  The level of
release-centred infighting on the Emacs developer list can't rise much
anymore, and the main holdback is that RMS is still getting all
possible copyright assignment questions cleared up.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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