Welcome to the xemacs-beta(a)xemacs.org mailing list! xemacs-beta is an
open list for bug reports and general communication about beta
versions of XEmacs.
Every time you compile one of the beta releases, please send mail to
<xemacs-build-reports(a)xemacs.org> with the following information:
- what hardware/OS you tried
- version of X11
- which libraries were used, and versions (Motif, Athena, Xpm)
- whether you were successful; if not, what happened
- whether you needed to make any changes to make it run
- how much time you have spent running the beta recently
Emacs can generate a build report for you. All you need to do is:
1. M-x customize-group RET build-report RET
Customize and save any settings you change.
2. M-x build-report RET
Any time you find a bug, try to reproduce it with -q.
If it's display related, try it with no X resources loaded. If the
bug goes away, try to narrow it down to the particular resource that
Always report bugs to the xemacs-beta list. DO NOT report them
directly to a maintainer.
If at all possible get the full distribution instead of applying the
patches. It's less prone to error that way, and you're less likely to
forget to report about other changes you've had to make.
If you have to make changes, it's easier if you send patches than if
you just say what changes to make. When sending patches, please use
unified diffs (diff -u). That bears repeating. When sending patches,
please use unified diffs (diff -u). If your diff doesn't support `-u'
please consider getting one that does (like GNU diff). Patches should
always be sent to <xemacs-patches(a)xemacs.org>
Thank you for participating in the XEmacs beta process!
-The XEmacs Development Team
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