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Re: Emacs 24 Dropbox Edition

From: Thorsten
Subject: Re: Emacs 24 Dropbox Edition
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2011 07:54:45 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> Then having the identical work emacs environment i.e. on Win 7 and
>> Ubuntu would only involve to install the Emacs 2.4 Dropbox Edition,
>> that
> You can just share your .emacs.d directory instead, with any number of
> Free tools, without having to resort to proprietary programs like
> Dropbox.

I don't really care if it's Dropbox or something else (GitHub), as long
as it works. The problem that I wanted to address is, thats its a lot of
work to have the 'same emacs' with uptodate libraries on several
machines with different OS, and that each emacs user has to do this work
for himself (and again if he buys a new machine).  Wouldn't it be easier
to extract the minimum platformspecific emacs-core for Windows, Linux
etc _once_ and have no other libraries installed with it, but give
access to one online (elpa-managed ?)  library repository that has the
latest stable version of all libraries that are now distributed with
emacs (sometimes a bit outdated) and as many of the libraries available
all over the internet as possible (but only those that have been tested
to work together).

And that shared library-directory already has a set of well organized
configuration files, worked out by the experienced emacs developers, so
the only thing I have to do is clone the (read-only) library-directory
to my personnel online directory, uncomment several (require 'foo)
expressions and checkout the directory on all my machines - and it works
out of the box.

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