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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: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 12:48:17 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Mon, 22 Nov 2010 11:47:37 -0500 Chong Yidong <address@hidden> wrote: 

CY> I think we should stick to ELPA.  It stands for "Emacs Lisp Package
CY> Archive", which is much more logical and easier to remember than an
CY> unrelated self-referential acronym.  There need not be one single ELPA;
CY> if one needs to draw a distinction, we can refer to GNU ELPA versus Tom
CY> Tromey's ELPA, etc.

CY> Stefan's suggestion to use emacs.gnu.org/packages is fine by me too, but
CY> even in that case we'd still refer to the package archive as the GNU
CY> Emacs package archive, so there's hardly much difference.

On Mon, 22 Nov 2010 11:48:10 -0500 Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote: 

SM> I stand by my suggestion to name the machine emacs.gnu.org (in short,
SM> EGO) and use the name "packages" for the Bzr branch (and URLs to
SM> emacs.gnu.org would also use "packages" somewhere) that holds the
SM> unbundled packages.

OK, so the "GNU ELPA" will be hosted on elpa.gnu.org/packages AKA
emacs.gnu.org/packages.  I'll make sure to use "GNU ELPA" in messages
from now on to denote this package repository.  If we set up multiples
we may need to refine the terminology further but I think this is a good


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