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Re: enable MELPA & Marmalade by defaul [was: mykie.el]

From: Andy Moreton
Subject: Re: enable MELPA & Marmalade by defaul [was: mykie.el]
Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2014 03:00:44 +0000
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On Wed 08 Jan 2014, Achim Gratz wrote:

> Nic Ferrier writes:
>> I said earlier in this thread that I thought recommending a package
>> archive other than ELPA was a very bad idea. The licence issue is just
>> one reason.
> Currently, if multiple package archives offer the same packages, then
> the archive offering the highest version number wins (which is always
> MELPA, based on how they construct their version numbers).  All other
> issues aside, a user would reasonably expect that an installed package
> should not switch archives on updates automatically and that it is
> possible to specify which archive is considered a valid source (in
> general and for specific packages).

With multiple independent package archives, packages with the same name
are not necessarily related in any way at all. This means that packages
names should be qualified by the archive they were installed from.


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