[This is going out in advance of the network update, so please allow
at least 30 minutes from the time in the `Date:' field in this message
for the appropriate areas to get updated. The CVS tree will be
updated *last* because it will be updated when I upload the latest
I am putting out the first beta of XEmacs 21.2. Yes, Virginia,
there's going to be another release of XEmacs.
Get it from:
The CVS tree will be updated later than the FTP site.
The major "feature" in 21.2 is removal of long-dead symbols. This
causes all kinds of things to break, unless you have updated your
packages from today's update.
21.2-beta is going to track 21.0 and 21.1 Lisp package-wise.
I've also opened a 22.0 source tree, but I haven't determined what's
going to go into it. The proposed Lisp engine changes probably need
more time than what I wish to allow for 22.0 (about a year to 18
months). At any rate, the 22.0 tree is wide open for patches, the
21.2 tree is being led by Ben Wing, and his judgement on patches for
it is (mostly) final.
If you've ever considered a career in XEmacs maintenance, but haven't
decided whether it was for you, you might consider apprenticeship.
I'm looking for someone to closely maintain the 21.2 beta tree while
I'm bug-fixing 21.0 and 21.1, and I'll take things back over once 21.1
is released to the 'net. Please email me if you have any interest in
this. This isn't any different than what Vinnie Shelton did with the
19.16 release (and he did a *wonderful* job).
to 21.2 beta1 "Aeolus"
-- Synch with 21.0-pre6
-- Removal of ancient obsolete symbols courtesy of Altrasoft
-- Fix version numbers
Fork at 21.0 pre5 "Zhong Wei"