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Re: CVS is the `released version'

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: CVS is the `released version'
Date: Sat, 12 May 2007 12:47:57 -0400

    Tom Tromey posted a simple implementation of a package system to
    emacs.sources recently. It works fairly well, so the time is already

I wish that were true, but most of the work of installing a package
system is making everything _use_ it.

    Compared with systems like Eclipse, installing an emacs package
    consists of some fairly boring obviously automatable steps. (like
    hunting for the package,

I don't see how any code installed in Emacs could save you the need
for that.

                             downloading in the right dir, entering the
    correct invocation in .emacs, etc...)

Since just loading the files is not supposed to change Emacs
functionality, I think the need for this cannot be avoided.

So that doesn't leave much good that a package system could do.

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