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Re: CVS is the `released version'

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: CVS is the `released version'
Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 08:53:33 -0400
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> 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?
> That way people can set up additional repositories as well.
> This isn't quite as friendly for users but is, IMO, workable.

Tom, I recommend that you separate issues a bit more.  Your package.el does
2 things: one is find&download packages from a repository, and the other is
install/activate/deinstall/listinstalled packages.  The two should be fairly
independent, just like apt-get and dpkg in Debian.

The dpkg-like part (the part that my install.el also intended to cover) is
the first part that really needs to be installed.  People can easily browse
the ELL already to download packages using any other random tool.  The more
difficult part for average users is to do the actual install.

Once the dpkg part is agreed upon, we can move on to the other part.


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