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Re: Emacs Package Management

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Emacs Package Management
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 09:46:21 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>> But the newest package might not run on an older emacs version.  So it
>> would be good if package.el would show the latest version of a package
>> that is supposed to work with my emacs version, and if it requires other
>> packages, then their versions have to be taken into account, too.  Does
>> it do something like that?

> The way most distros seems to solve this is to simply have different
> repos for different distro versions.  That should work for package.el
> also.  We could even adopt the stable/testing/bleeding scheme, so 3 repos
> for every supported major emacs version.

FWIW, Debian does not solve this problem by using 3 different
repositories.  It uses "precise" version dependencies between
packages instead.


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