>>>> "Mats" == Mats Lidell
Martin> It would be further good if all the release engineers
Martin> (moiself, Vin, and Andreas) would do this in an automated
Martin> fashion for every release.
Mats> Might be good but is it really necessary to test with all
Mats> versions. If the main purpose with the CVS archive is to
Mats> build the packages it would be enough to use one set of
Mats> tools, the last stable ones.
No, lots of people use the CVS archive, for various reasons. Since we
don't supply the texinfo tools, we need to treat them like we treat
compilers. We should not force people who happen to want XEmacs
features available only in the development series to update their
working systems too (and with package-manager-based linux distros,
updating one package can cause cascades of updates throughout the
Unfortunately, GNU doesn't care---"since it's free, there's no cost to
updating, so _we_ don't have to care about backwards compatibility."
(That's a little unfair, but backwards compatibility has never been a
high priority at GNU.)
What Martin is aiming at is an excellent thing. Once he has the
scripts in place, it's just a matter of a little more CPU time and a
little more disk space for a few maintainers.
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