>>>> "ms" == Michael Sperber
>>>> "Olivier" == Olivier Galibert
Olivier> On Wed, Dec 18, 2002 at 12:24:01PM +0100, René
Olivier> Kyllingstad wrote:
>> It is mentioned in the NEWS file (Help->What's New in
>> which is how I found it before), but it would help alot if it
>> was also mentioned at the top in a seperate BACKWARDS
>> INCOMPATIBLE CHANGES (shouting intentional) section, /and/
>> similarly in the release notes.
This is now done, for the stable release series. Go google for a
recent 21.4 release notice or look in CHANGES-release. And it is a
BAGBITING PAIN IN THE ASS too. I'm sorry, I'm going to write in what
I consider to be good, polite style, and make the best of a rather
annoying but important job. Learn to look for the (**) that marks
what I perceive to be a backward incompatible, user-visible change.
And yes, I put them first in the list.
However, in a major release, there is no substitute for reading NEWS
all the way through. NEWS is not supposed to contain anything _but_
user-visible incompatible (backward or forward) changes.
Olivier> No, it shouldn't have happened, period. The change is
Olivier> nonsensical in an X environment, so it should have been
Olivier> done in a windows environment only. No dumbing down of
Olivier> the default configuration of XEmacs, thank you.
ms> Having by chance been hit by this yesterday evening, I concur:
ms> it's a bug, and we should treat it as such.
So who's going to bell the cat?
This kind of thing is an indirect consequence of the "reviewers'
self-approval" policy (although this particular change happened before
the Review Board existed, if I read the runes right). Michael and
Olivier are both reviewers; if they want these things done right, they
should exercise their vetoes.
Shoulder your share of the blame, laddies. _None_ of us are living up
to the name "reviewer".
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