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Re: emacs22 Debian package?

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

> On March 2, 2007 at 7:13PM +0100,
> dak (at gnu.org) wrote:
>> > Hmm, you make an objection to uploading Debian emacs22 package
>> > version 22.0.x even in Debian experimental/unstable/testing...
>> There is no "version 22.0.x", this is merely an internal string for
>> keeping track of pretests.
> I feel that's too extreme.  emacs/README says "version 22.0.95 of
> GNU Emacs" and the value of emacs-version is "22.0.95".

Your feelings are not relevant.  Ask on the Emacs developer list if
you think I am taking you for a ride.

I can't remember a single mail of yours there.

>> I consider it completely pointless to upload "emacs22" before Emacs
>> 22 is released, since emacs-snapshot is available in unstable.
> (Oops, emacs-snapshot is now orphaned!)

The problem that lead to its orphanage will not go away by somebody
ignoring it in a differently named package.

> I've revised my proposal:
> * Upload emacs22 to Debian experimental ASAP.
>   - Just "experimental", to prevent the confusion of the release conditions.

There is no point.  Still no point.  As long as Emacs 22 is not
released, an emacs22 package is only going to cause confusion.  If you
want a vent for your blind activism, you could pick up emacs-snapshot.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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