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Re: Moving files from lisp/gnus/ to lisp/net/?

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Moving files from lisp/gnus/ to lisp/net/?
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 13:54:20 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

On Sat, 16 Oct 2004, address@hidden wrote:

>     I propose to move the following files:
>     lisp/gnus/:

Can we please add:

netrc.el: parsing of authinfo-style files for storing passwords for
network services

> If the Gnus developers want to keep including some version of these
> files, such as for compatibility purposes, they can.  But they should
> not install those files into the Emacs repository any more.  And they
> should probably arrange that the separately-distributed Gnus won't use
> the Gnus versions of those files when running in an Emacs version that
> already has the facility built in.

The problem is that Gnus should run in older versions of Emacs as
well, when installed by itself.  This may become a big problem
because many users simply can't upgrade.  I'm not sure what to do.


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