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Re: elpa.gnu.org repository sync with Emacs

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: elpa.gnu.org repository sync with Emacs
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 15:21:45 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Tue, 16 Nov 2010 15:02:57 -0500 Chong Yidong <address@hidden> wrote: 

CY> Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:
>> IMO we should enable and supply a file:// repository with a new Emacs
>> release and with every trunk build (as part of `make install').  That
>> repository can be augmented by elpa.gnu.org, but if there's no network
>> connection to it users will at least be able to install the packages in
>> the latest Emacs checkout and hack on them.

CY> Conceptually neat, but I agree with Stefan that the practical
CY> difficulties of putting the elpa packages in the trunk are too great.

They don't have to live in the trunk; sorry I didn't say that clearly.

CY> Those Emacs hackers interested in the elpa packages can always check out
CY> the branch separately, and we could even add a Makefile option that
CY> installs into a local directory.  It doesn't have to be in the trunk.

That's exactly what I meant, with the Makefile option :)


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