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Re: Usability BUG - Which package appropriate?




On Mon 28 May 2018 at 15:03:09 (-0500), Richard Owlett wrote:
> On 05/28/2018 02:14 PM, Dan Purgert wrote:
> >Richard Owlett wrote:
> >>In another thread I asked for text editor recommendations to address a
> >>Later someone else suggested emacs.
> >>My mental image of "emacs" was of something for a 'dumb terminal'.
> >>I went to Synaptic searching for 'emacs'.
> >>Got a hit for a metapaqckage - *NO* associated homepage.
> >>Did a web search for 'emacs' which linked to
> >>[https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/] which gave no relevant answers.
> >
> >The "documentation" link at the top didn't give you any clues?
> >
> >https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/documentation.html
> >
> >Or directly to the manual itself:
> >https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/index.html
> >
> >There is also a print manual (still undergoing volunteer proofreading,
> >according to the "Purchase" link) -- you can get a free (as in beer) PDF
> >version.  It's 635 pages long.
> >
> >>*HOWEVER!!!!!*
> >>The first line stated "Emacs 26.1 is out, download it here!"
> >>Bu [https://packages.debian.org/stretch/emacs] refers to
> >>"Package: emacs (46.1)".
> >
> >And goes onto say that it's a metapackage that depends on emacs24; so,
> >in true Debian fashion, they're on what they consider to be "stable",
> >even if it means it's a few versions behind.
> 
> BOTHER to read links?????????????

Please don't do that.

> Debian claims to be *20* MAJOR  releases *AHEAD* of source.

No, 46.1 is the Debian version number of the metapackage.
26 is the version number of a version of emacs itself. Currently,
Debian is giving us emacs24 in stable, as Dan said.

Cheers,
David.