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Re: Emacs Package Management

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Emacs Package Management
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 02:37:18 -0400

    RMS> Supporting the latest Gnus on old versions of Emacs already
    RMS> complicates things.  If Emacs does not come with a copy of Gnus, we
    RMS> will also be asked to support running an old Gnus in a new Emacs,
    RMS> which will square the difficulty.

    package.el only lets users install the latest version of a package that
    is available in the package archive.  Older versions are not displayed
    in the package menu.

I agree that will avoid that problem, if people install things like
Gnus only through package.el.

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