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* TO BE DONE SHORTLY BEFORE RELEASE
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** `undo-ask-before-discard', currently set to t for debugging purposes
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has to be set to nil: when t, it can leak memory and cause other problems.

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* NEW FEATURES
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** Face remapping.

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** Make VC-over-Tramp work where possible, or at least fail
gracefully if something isn't supported over Tramp.
To be done by Andre Spiegel <spiegel@gnu.org>.

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** define-minor-mode should not put :require into defcustom.
See msg from rms to emacs-devel on 21 Dec.

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** Update Speedbar.

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** Enhance scroll-bar to handle tall line (similar to line-move).


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* FATAL ERRORS
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** Make unexec handle memory mapping policy of the latest versions of Linux.

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** Investigate reported crashes in compact_small_strings.

** Investigate reported crashes related to using an
invalid pointer from string_free_list.


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* LOSSAGE

** Clean up flymake.el to follow Emacs Lisp conventions.
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** Fix up url-ldap.el.

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* BUGS

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** Ange-ftp should ignore irrelevant IPv6 errors:

Message-Id: <4121-Tue23Mar2004165249+0100-piet@cs.uu.nl>
From: "Piet van Oostrum" <piet@cs.uu.nl>
To: emacs-pretest-bug@gnu.org
Subject: Ange-ftp can't deal with IPV6/IPV4 fallback

Symptoms:

C-x C-f /ftp.nluug.nl:/

The problem is that the DNS first gives an IPV6 address. However our
router doesn't do IPV6. Ftp then falls back to IPV4:

ftp> open ftp.nluug.nl
Trying 2001:610:1:80aa:192:87:102:36...
ftp: connect to address 2001:610:1:80aa:192:87:102:36: No route to host
Trying 192.87.102.36...
Connected to ftp.nluug.nl.

Ange-ftp chokes on the `No route to host' message and doesn't look any
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further.
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I think in the near future we will see more of this problem, so it might be
time to make anfe-ftp more intelligent.

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* GTK RELATED BUGS

** Make GTK scrollbars behave like others w.r.t. overscrolling.

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* REDISPLAY RELATED BUGS

** Avoid unbreakable loops in redisplay.

Redisplay may loop if there is an error in some display property, e.g.
     (space 'left-margin)

A fix would be to somehow disable handling of display properties if an error
is encountered.


** custom mode-line face makes Emacs freeze up

From: Stephen Berman <Stephen.Berman@gmx.net>
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 02:08:56 +0200

1. Start Emacs with -q -no-site-file.

2. Type `M-x customize-face' and at the prompt `mode-line'.

3. In the Custom buffer for mode-line face
   a. check width and give it the value `narrow';
   b. check height and give it the value 120 in 1/10 pt;
   c. check underline and give it the value `on' (or `colored');
   d. check overline and give it the value `on' (or `colored').

4. Set for current session.

5. Invoke Ediff on any two files.

6. Now Emacs is frozen and consumes 95-99% of CPU.

The customizations in step 3 appear to be the minimum necessary to
induce this bug.  Leave out any one of them and Ediff runs without a
problem.  Also if the 1/10 point value of height is 130 or greater
there's no bug (with the default font family; with e.g. Helvetica the
bug is induced only by a value of 100 or less).

I've noticed this freeze up only when invoking Ediff.  The only thing
I've been able to do is kill Emacs externally, via top or with kill
when run in gdb, after interrupting.  When the freeze up happens
within a gdb session, there is no automatic debugging feedback.  After
interrupting I can get a backtrace, here's an example:

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Update: Maybe only reveals itself when compiled with GTK+

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* DOCUMENTATION

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** Document Custom Themes.

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** Update the Emacs manual.

*** Update man/info.texi.

*** Update man/ack.texi.

** Add missing years in copyright notices of all files.

** Update AUTHORS.

** Reorder NEWS entries.

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lispref/calendar.texi    Joakim Verona <joakim@verona.se>  Chong Yidong
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lispref/commands.texi    "Luc Teirlinck"   Chong Yidong
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lispref/compile.texi     "Luc Teirlinck"   Chong Yidong
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