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Re: Integrating package.el

From: Phil Hagelberg
Subject: Re: Integrating package.el
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 21:42:01 -0800

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 12:13 PM, Tom Tromey <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>>>> "Ted" == Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:
> Ted> I don't think that's ideal either.  I'd rather use the authors' version
> Ted> and then allow an override by the repository maintainer.
> Yes.  My policy for ELPA has just been to require sanity from the
> maintainers.  In general I don't upload a package that is broken, and I
> require changes to go upstream before uploading.  My reasoning was that
> a little sanity is not very hard to achieve (though in real life there
> are a some recalcitrant types out there) and it was better to try to
> distribute the work instead of taking it all on myself.

It should be noted that if package.el is included in Emacs, it will
provide a lot more incentive for package authors to provide proper
metadata and ensure that their code works with package.el themselves.
So I don't think this needs to be worried about.


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