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Re: Emacs pretest 26.1.91 is out

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Re: Emacs pretest 26.1.91 is out
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 20:03:52 -0500
User-agent: Gnus (www.gnus.org), GNU Emacs (www.gnu.org/software/emacs/)

Paul Eggert wrote:

> While we're on the subject of what goes into the distribution, several
> files are under version control but are not in the distribution
> tarball. They are:
> .gitattributes
> .gitignore
> .gitlab-ci.yml

Only relevant to git checkouts.

> GNUmakefile

I don't know.

> build-aux/git-hooks/commit-msg
> build-aux/git-hooks/pre-commit

Only relevant to git checkouts.

> msdos/autogen

Only relevant to the MS-DOS port maintainer.

> plus the entire 'test' subdirectory.

This has been intentional but it's obviously the most debatable omission.

> Shouldn't we be distributing all the actual source that we develop
> with, even if it's not needed to build the tarball? That would seem to
> be more the GNU Way.

The current philosophy is "omit things that aren't relevant".
I dunno.

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