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Re: How to update core extensions (Gnus)?


From: Glyn Millington
Subject: Re: How to update core extensions (Gnus)?
Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:39:29 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (Tory S. Anderson) writes:

> Contrary to my long-held belief in the stagnation of the Gnus codebase
> (I was under the impression it had been untouched since 2009), Gnus
> has been revived and I want to implement changes that are newer than
> my current 25.0.5 emacs version. But it looks from my package manager
> that Gnus isn't something that I can, for instance, grab from Melpa.
> What's the best practice for updating a core package like this? Can I
> clone http://git.gnus.org/gnus.git and cause emacs to respect the
> clone over the built-in? Should I?

Someone else may comment on that "stagnation" thing!

Yes, you can do it and if you fancy trying it you should.

Clone the repository and study the README file.

atb

Glyn




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