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Re: Bug in Dead Package


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Bug in Dead Package
Date: Fri, 25 Dec 2009 11:00:11 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.90 (gnu/linux)

Colin Williams <address@hidden> writes:

> I'm poking around on a stale elisp project, and I noticed it used the widget
> library.  This library appears to have a bug, and so I started doing some
> research on how to report and/or fix the bug.  Unfortunately, I found http://
> www.dina.kvl.dk/~abraham/ assert that work is no longer in progress for this
> library, which leaves me wondering, should I
>
> a) fix the bug myself
> b) report the bug and hope somebody will actually try to fix it

Since the package is actively used in Emacs, it is not dead in the sense
"no bug fixes", but in the sense "nobody dedicated to feature
enhancements".

Report the bug to the Emacs bug list using M-x report-emacs-bug RET

-- 
David Kastrup


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