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Re: [AUCTeX] Preparing new AUCTeX version and comments about more freque
Re: [AUCTeX] Preparing new AUCTeX version and comments about more frequent releases
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:19:49 +0200
first of all, thanks for raising the issue of the important bugfix
missing in a stable release. Lately the development of AUCTeX slowed
down and rolling a new release went outside my radar.
2017-07-21 3:31 GMT+02:00 Norbert Preining <address@hidden>:
> Hi Mosè
>> In addition, Norbert Preining expressed the wish to see more
>> synchronization between ELPA releases and stable releases, because
> Not necessarily! I leave this to the maintainer to decide what they want
> to release with tarballs etc.
> The only thing I ask for is please do not switch to ELPA releases only,
> but do proper releases at times.
>> I'd like to cooperate as much as possible with downstream
>> distributors, but I'm not sure about what's the best way to do it:
>> * start tagging and releasing bug-fix versions also in the main
>> repository (not only in ELPA)?
> That would be nice indeed. Also for the history. Having a tag
> or similar in the git repo would allow those who want to to build from
> elpa releases, too.
Ok, that's an option we can definitely consider and it's probably the
solution with less grief.
>> * other options?
> Another option would be of course to only do ELPA and stop doing
> normal releases.
Well, this would be by far the best solution for us. Tagging a commit
is very easy, preparing a tarball requires more work because from
version to version there is something to adjust, especially in the
Windows tarball, which is no more distributed, luckily.
> That would of course create quite some work for
> distributors because they would have to switch to ELPA packaging,
> but recently at least in Debian packages made from ELPA are increasing,
> and AFAIR tools for elpa packaging are available.
Hopefully, this would be a one-time work.
> Again, all this is from a my POV! I am *not* the Debian developer
> of AucTeX, but the one of TeX Live, but have worked with the
> Debian developer at times. So finally it is the decision of the
> auctex maintainer what to do with auctex in Debian, not mine ;-)
We have the Debian maintainer reading us :-) Davide, do you think
you'd be able in the future to prepare the Debian package from a git
tag or an ELPA package?
Anyway, I don't want to take a decision right now, this won't affect
release of AUCTeX 11.91 which I'll do in the next few days, after
Keita applies his patch.
Re: [AUCTeX] Preparing new AUCTeX version and comments about more frequent releases, Ikumi Keita, 2017/07/21