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Re: CVS is the `released version'

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: CVS is the `released version'
Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 10:22:47 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.95 (gnu/linux)

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

>     Why would GNU/Linux distributors stop using their own well-established
>     mechanisms for publishing Emacs add-ons?

rms> I don't know what they do now.  Would you like to tell me?

Fedora's Emacs package by default removes some Emacs functionality
(tetris, on advice of lawyers) and also adds a (seemingly random) set
of additions to the system site-lisp directory.  I can send a list of
the additions if you like.  Some of them appear to be redundant with
new additions to Emacs 22 (but perhaps they are better versions of
existing modes, I don't know).

Fedora also defines a way to package Emacs add-ons.  At least AUCTeX,
Muse, and VM are packaged this way, and BBDB is in the works.
Generally these packages install into site-lisp and add a file that is
loaded by default by Emacs startup; this file handles autoloads and
the like.


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