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Re: CVS is the `released version'

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: CVS is the `released version'
Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 22:03:40 +0300

> Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 08:10:43 -0700
> From: Tom Tromey <address@hidden>
> Cc: Tom Tromey <address@hidden>, address@hidden, address@hidden,
>       address@hidden
> The biggest benefit I see is that packages can be updated on the
> package maintainer's schedule.  Emacs, on the other hand, is updated
> on the Emacs maintainers' schedule.

There are problems with this that no package system can ever solve: a
package that is released asynchronously from Emacs runs a high risk to
become broken by changes in Emacs.  Packages that are released
together with Emacs are generally coherent with the Emacs core, by

As long as this is a real problem (and I personally don't see how it
can be solved, given the high rate of changes in core code), this
``biggest benefit'' is actually a myth, IMHO.

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