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Re: [O] [DEV] Bump Emacs requirement to 24.4?

From: Nicolas Goaziou
Subject: Re: [O] [DEV] Bump Emacs requirement to 24.4?
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2015 11:37:38 +0200


Bastien Guerry <address@hidden> writes:

> Yes, we should have waited for the decision to be taken for this.

AFAIU, the decision was between 24.3 and 24.4. It isn't clear to me that
there was an hesitation about dropping Emacs 23 support.

> I don't know, but we have only little information on what impact such
> a change will have.  Our best move for now is to ask on mailing lists,
> collect information, then decide.

What impact do you think it can have? Users willing to use development
branch need Emacs 24.{3,4}. That's about it.

> Also such a change needs to be advertized correctly,

This is orthogonal to the issue. Once the desired minimal version is
settled, we will notify it in ORG-NEWS.

> I'd rather have it for Org 9.0 -- same for dropping XEmacs
> compatibility.

Your call.

> We don't need to complete the whole 8.x series and may jump to 9.0
> soonish, but for the time being, I suggest you create a 9.0 branch
> with the 24.3 requirement and changes that cannot go without it.

I think it is a mistake. 

Handling two development branches means people testing Org have to
choose which branch to test. We don't have the manpower to waste testing
capabilities like that.

I also see no reason to write outdated code (e.g., new libraries without
lexical binding) and update it later.


Nicolas Goaziou

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