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Re: Yum-like emacs package manager?


From: Tory S. Anderson
Subject: Re: Yum-like emacs package manager?
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2015 13:42:29 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Wow. I'm trying out Paradox now; very nice. 

Artur Malabarba <address@hidden> writes:

>> It seems like a natural solution would be something like apt-get,
> yum, and YaST, or maybe even cpan or ctan. Clearly much of what those
> managers do is unnecessary; we aren't dealing with a full OS, as much
> as we sometimes pretend we are. But in particular they perform search
> and filtering in powerful and relatively fast ways that would be
> wonderful to have in emacs.
>>
>> Does anyone know if there's something along these lines in
> development right now?
>
> You'll have to be more specific. What features do you feel are
> missing the most?
> Emacs has fantastic searching and filtering capabilities (see occur,
> for instance), so I don't see a huge need to add that onto package.el
> itself.
>
> As for the async stuff, yes that would be nice. The Paradox package
> implements asynchronous package operations, if that's what you're
> looking for.



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