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Re: Bug#851823: Changing default emacs to 25 to allow emacs24 removal -- RoM

Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org> writes:

> It seems extremely late to be making this change and be confident we're
> not breaking the world.  3 or 4 months ago would have been more
> feasible.

Certainly my preference as well, but we weren't able to stabilize
emacs25 until fairly recently[1].  So we're left balancing the cost of a
more rushed transition against having to maintain both emacs24 and
emacs25 for years.  I don't think it's an easy choice, but won't argue
against the assertion that it'd be safer to leave things as they are.

By the way, were you commenting on the removal of emacs24 or the switch
of emacs-defaults to emacs25 (or both)?

[1] Now I'm going to try to fix what I think is the same issue in
emacs24, i.e. changes to libc/malloc that caused emacs to start crashing

Rob Browning
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