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Re: How to update core extensions (Gnus)?


From: Les Harris
Subject: Re: How to update core extensions (Gnus)?
Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:34:31 -0800
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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?

As you've discovered, Gnus is pretty actively worked on.  Since you're
already running pretest builds of emacs why not just go all the way and
build the emacs git master yourself?

That way you'll get the bleeding edge stuff you want as it comes out.  I
did it for years, it is not difficult.

-- 
Do they only stand
By ignorance, is that their happy state,
The proof of their obedience and their faith?




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