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Re: CVS is the `released version'

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: CVS is the `released version'
Date: Sun, 20 May 2007 15:45:20 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.95 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> "rms" == Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     How about if I change things so that package.el looks at a list of
>     repositories, which by default only includes the FSF-owned site?

rms> This might tempt redistributors (such as GNU/Linux distros) to add
rms> other repositories.  I don't want to ask for trouble.

Unfortunately this does not align very well with my goals in writing
package.el.  My goal is to make it much simpler for Emacs users to
download and install the many useful un-integrated Emacs packages that
are out there.  And, in my view, this has to include the 3rd party,
unassigned code -- there's a wealth of this on ELL and the Emacs Wiki,
and its existence, far from hurting Emacs in some way, is actually a
vital part of the thriving Emacs community.

So I think we've reached an impasse.  I suppose package.el can
comfortably continue to live outside of Emacs itself.  With the auto
installer (and the coming code to update package.el itself) it is not
a big problem for interested users to install it.


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