>>>> Stephen J Turnbull <stephen(a)xemacs.org> writes:
The problem was GPLv3 and the fact that XEmacs wasn't.
What is the current view on upgrading or adding packages that might or
might not work under 21.4. Some time has passed since 21.5 core got
GPLv3 or later so it might be the time to address this again. The
- (My understanding is) GPLv3 or later packages can't really be
modified to work with 21.4 if that is the sole purpose of the
- We would like to take advantage of using GPLv3 packages in the
package tree to stay in sync etc, etc. (lots of reasons.)
- We would like to use the ability to sync the 21.5 XEmacs core with
parts of GNU Emacs to get GPLV3 or later features possibly needed
by GPLv3 or later packages.
My, probably naive, view is to branch the packages so that we can move
forward with adding GPLv3 or later stuff, and still have a branch that
21.4 could use.
My, probably very, very naive, view is to just at some time state that
the packages with that release is not practical to use with 21.4 and
that 21.4 users should not upgrade or they should move to 21.5.
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