That "vision" thang...
matsl at xemacs.org
Tue Mar 3 17:53:44 EST 2009
>>>>> Stephen wrote:
Stephen> I'm not sure that releasing 21.5, then 24 hours later
Stephen> releasing 21.6 under GPL v3, is going to be good
Stephen> publicity. :-/
Well just hours later is of course never going to happen since it will
take some time to fix and test things after a switch even though most
changes might be trivial.
Stephen> I think releasing 21.5 "as-is" would simply give XEmacs a
Stephen> reputation for releasing crappy software. It's going to take
Stephen> longer to get 21.5 released than it is to get GPLv3 set up
Stephen> (if somebody will just start the work on GPLv3).
Well it would make sense to me to go GPLv3 first if that would make it
easier to do a release.
I'll warm up the GPLv3 script again.
Stephen> XEmacs is not analogous to a Java app. XEmacs is analogous
Stephen> to a Java Development Environment.
I don't think what the app does has anything to do with the idea to
construct a GUI that works on multiple platforms.
Anyway it was just an idea to try to make the work load less. There
might be other ways do to that, it might not be necessary or it might
be to complicated. Besides it is not even the top of my list. ;-)
Stephen> GPLv3 and GNU sync are not necessary to a release. If people
Stephen> work on GPLv3 in parallel with the technical problems, we can
Stephen> release as GPLv3. If not, we don't have to.
Yes, but as a project I think we need a plan so that we know what we
are working on and to acknowledge good things to work on. Answering
questions like - What is our next step or what can I do to
contribute. This doesn't say we veto all other efforts.
Stephen> General GNU Emacs sync is an ideal I aim at, not a concrete goal I
Stephen> expect to ever achieve. That can go on in parallel with other
Stephen> development as soon as we have a GPLv3 tree.
Yes, but at times we could make an effort and focus on some areas
where syncing would buy us much. Is this such a time?
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