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Re: The MH-E repository

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: The MH-E repository
Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 16:46:09 +0900

Jérôme Marant <address@hidden> writes:
> I'll add that trying to integrate more and more lisp modules in Emacs
> core is bad

mh-e is _already_ part of Emacs, so it seems sort of a moot point.

> and even worst since there are so few Emacs releases that people
> always use more recent versions of modules they grabbed from outside
> instead of the ones shipped with Emacs (for example: Gnus, speedbar,
> ...).

The two distribution methods need not conflict (e.g., Gnus seems to work
fine standalone, despite also being part of the distribution).

For packages where the user doesn't care so much about being on the
cutting edge -- and I'd argue this is the most of them -- it's _very_
convenient to have some version available without having to deal with
issues related to separate distribution (these are less of a problem if
you're using a good packaging system with good maintainers, like debian,
but I think most Emacs users aren't).  This especially true of the small
packages which seem to be typical for Emacs and elisp.

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