the related traffic on
I agree that this is not a good general mechanism.
Often the only thing read after upstream cvs update is new change log
text. Better put this notice in change log.
However, it is also
true that my sync of comint and shell with Emacs is not representative
of package updates in general
Change logs not of `xemacs-base' only, but of `xemacs-devel',
`mail-lib' are filled with <sync with GNU Emacs> entries. And even
more syncs is needeed, for `gud.el' in particular. Code in xemacs and
emacs became quite different, so introducing by these syncs / merges
all sorts of errors, including ones manifesting after loading new
code, is highly likely. So disagree.
so the related instabilities do not make
a good general argument about the way in which the package tree is
On the contrary, it appears a quite general scenario.