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Re: GnuTLS for W32

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: GnuTLS for W32
Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2012 18:48:17 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> You are providing reasons for the package approach: if it is hard for
>> the user to put the dll in the correct directory, let Emacs do it.
> No, it is _not_ hard for the user to put the DLL in the correct
> directory.

The user needs to know the correct directory (where "correct" implies
"with write access to it and Emacs can find the dll there"). That's
anything but trivial even for a computer-savvy user (BTW, since when
Emacs changed its policy and is targeted to geeks only again?)

> It is hard for _us_, the programmers of package.el, to
> select a fixed directory that would work for all users, so that we
> could hardcode its absolute file name in the Emacs sources.  An
> entirely different issue.

Elisp packages downloaded by package.el are already saved on a
well-known directory where Emacs has write access to. So the problem is

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