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Re: Emacs Package Management

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: Emacs Package Management
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 12:55:08 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

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

RMS> Supporting the latest Gnus on old versions of Emacs already
RMS> complicates things.  If Emacs does not come with a copy of Gnus, we
RMS> will also be asked to support running an old Gnus in a new Emacs,
RMS> which will square the difficulty.

package.el only lets users install the latest version of a package that
is available in the package archive.  Older versions are not displayed
in the package menu.

Of course, a user might upgrade Emacs but not upgrade existing packages.
And, this may cause something to stop working.  I did not see a way to
solve this problem, and anyhow it is not any worse than the currently
existing situation with 3rd party .el libraries.


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