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Re: [AUCTeX] AUCTeX 11.87 in ELPA?

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX] AUCTeX 11.87 in ELPA?
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2013 18:42:33 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130006 (Ma Gnus v0.6) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Sebastian Wiesner <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Sebastian,

>> > Is there an ETA on the AUCTeX 11.87 package in ELPA?
>> No.  The ELPA version is a copy of 11.86 with several manual
>> adaptions.  Chong Yidong did that once.  After 11.87 was released,
>> I've tried updating the ELPA version but failed miserably...
>> > Or would it be better to uninstall the package and install 11.87
>> > manually?
>> Yes.
> If manual installation is recommended, can't the ELPA package be
> removed to avoid confusion amongst users?

Both are fine and neither is preferred.  It's just that the ELPA package
is not up-to-date right now.

It is possible that AUCTeX will switch from its own CVS repo to emacs'
elpa bzr branch, and then elpa releases will be even easier to do than
standalone tarballs.  But that's still a pie in the sky.


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