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From: "Kévin Le Gouguec" <kevin.legouguec@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Release 9.3.8
Date: Tue, 08 Sep 2020 07:35:29 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87h7s8kezi.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <878sdlscpr.fsf@gnu.org>

Bastien <bzg@gnu.org> writes:

>> - Will Emacs's maintenance branch (emacs-27) be updated with Org 9.3.8,
>>   so that Emacs 27.2 includes all bugfixes for 9.3?  (If so, I can open
>>   a new report on Debbugs to track this, as suggested by Stefan K.)
>
> Yes, thanks.

ACK; see bug#43268!

>> - During the development of 9.4, AFAICT, while the "Version:" comment in
>>   org.el sayd "9.4-dev", the org-version variable matched the latest
>>   tag, i.e. 9.3.x.
>>
>>   I therefore couldn't figure out a way to check for 9.4
>>   programmatically.  
>
> ... because 9.4 is not yet released - or am I missing something?

See Emacs's master branch for a counter-example: even though 28.1 is not
out yet, emacs-version says "28.0.50", so one can determine that they're
running on the master branch.

It's clearly not a big deal; cf. below.

> On what commit would I add the "release_x.(y+1)-rc" on master, since
> master is always moving forward?

If a new major release is immediately merged to the maint branch, it
would be enough to have a followup empty commit on master, and tag that.

I'm not suggesting to do that though; I don't find empty commits very
elegant.  IIUC, for the Emacs repository, the source of truth is not the
latest tag, but configure.ac's AC_INIT clause, so it takes a (decidedly
non-empty) bump-commit to increase the version.  See e.g. 64fe67beff.

> I would like to keep things simple here: let's have annotated tags for
> releases and... master.
>
> Let me know if I miss a very obvious use-case for a better setup.

That's fair.  My "use-case" was to conditionally swap RET and C-j for
Org<9.4, to palliate the lack of electric-indent-mode.  It's far from a
critical problem, and there are other ways for me to solve this (rely on
fboundp, run "make ORGVERSION=9.4"…).



  reply	other threads:[~2020-09-08  5:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-07 15:49 Bastien
2020-09-07 17:23 ` Kévin Le Gouguec
2020-09-07 17:45   ` Bastien
2020-09-08  5:35     ` Kévin Le Gouguec [this message]
2020-09-09  8:17       ` Bastien
2020-09-10  0:45         ` Kyle Meyer
2020-09-10  6:32           ` Check for master branch from Elisp (was: Release 9.3.8) Kévin Le Gouguec

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