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Re: 23.0.50; Middle w in of permissions in dired-mode is red and bold: d

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: 23.0.50; Middle w in of permissions in dired-mode is red and bold: dired-warning
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 03:07:10 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu)

>> >> I propose a patch below for the 22 branch that renames the face
>> >> `dired-warn-writable' to more appropriate name `dired-perm-write'
>> >> that doesn't associate it with a warning, and changes its parent face
>> >> from `font-lock-warning-face' to `font-lock-comment-delimiter-face'
>> >> on non-Windows platforms.
>> >
>> > I object.  I think now is not the time for making behavioral changes
>> > in the release branch.  We are too close to the release.
>> This is not a behavioral change.
> Changes in faces are changes in behavior.

Faces are not behavior.  Faces are a visual appearance.

>> This is a fix for the grave usability bug
>> you introduced to GNU/Linux users.  It seems you realize the severity of
>> this problem since you wrote several times proposing to fix it:
> That was in October, 6 months ago.  _Then_ I didn't mind, as I don't
> mind now that you make this change on the trunk.

OK, installed on the trunk.

>> I think it is not yet too late to fix this bug
> I think it is too late.

This can be considered as a bug discovered during the pretest.
What a sense to make pretests if it is not allowed to fix bugs
found in these pretests?!

Juri Linkov

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