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Re: Emacs Package Management

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Emacs Package Management
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 17:54:25 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Phil Hagelberg <address@hidden> writes:

> One way to do it would be to have every package register as a Savannah
> project, and have some kind of operation (probably implemented as an
> elisp function) that could produce the static files that package.el
> consumes and place them in a publicly accessible http-served
> directory. Making package releases correspond with VCS tags would
> simplify things, so with some kind of post-commit hooks Savannah could
> run this function whenever a tag is updated in the project.
> This would require very few changes to package.el. Writing such a
> function should not be difficult. The only question is how easy it would
> be to get Savannah to run it at the right time.
> Thoughts?

We're not necessarily restricted to Savannah; if necessary, we might be
able to use the gnu.org ftp servers, and their mirrors (which we
currently already use for distributing the monolithic tarball, after

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