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Re: elpa.gnu.org policy

From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: elpa.gnu.org policy
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 22:46:07 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Chong Yidong <address@hidden> writes:

> Maintaining a separate repository for every Emacs release sounds like a
> lot of work.  Currently, it's up to maintainers of upstream/external
> packages ensure backward compatibility with older Emacs versions,
> e.g. by introducing compatibility functions.  Obviously this system
> doesn't work perfectly, but it doesn't seem like we have the manpower
> for anything more elaborate.

Maybe I'm misunderstanding something, but it sounds to me like you're
saying that if a package is in ELPA, then the maintainer has
(implicitly) committed themselves to support older versions of Emacs in,
sort of, perpetuity.  (Well, for a long time.)

Otherwise people using older versions of Emacs, and who are relying on
ELPA for some of the packages, will suddenly have partially
non-functioning Emacsen.

(domestic pets only, the antidote for overdose, milk.)
  address@hidden * Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen

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