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Re: When will emacs 27.1 be officially released?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: When will emacs 27.1 be officially released?
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 22:06:03 +0300

> Cc: liwei.ma@gmail.com, emacs-devel@gnu.org
> From: Paul Eggert <eggert@cs.ucla.edu>
> Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 11:52:25 -0700
> On 6/30/20 9:58 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > A broken compiler can fail to build a program, which is not a
> > catastrophe
> It can also quietly build the wrong program, which can be catastrophic.

I hope that people who build such programs don't play with that
particular kind of fire.

> > how do we make the effort of preparing the manuals and
> > NEWS for a release less time-consuming?
> A method that works reasonably well in other projects is to update manuals and
> NEWS as we go, not just before a release.

I started requesting that some time ago, with limited success.

> For starters, I suggest removing the "+++/---" notation in NEWS,
> which encourages the bad practice of documentation not matching
> code.

Not before we don't need to worry anymore about changes pushed without
documentation.  We aren't there yet.

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