[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: GNU ELPA visibility

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: GNU ELPA visibility
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 09:29:23 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130006 (Ma Gnus v0.6) Emacs/24.2.50 (gnu/linux)

Jeremiah Dodds <address@hidden> writes:

>> When looking for an Elisp package or feature, most people reach for
>> their browser before reaching for M-x list-packages.  But packages
>> distributed via GNU ELPA won't show up because they're not visible to
>> search engines.
> I think it's very likely that M-x list-packages will get much more
> common as time progresses. It's certainly the first thing that I go to
> nowadays.

Ditto, but the package explanations given there are far from informative
enough to find the package you need for your task at hand.  I look there
first, but then google up the packages that sound relevant, and in the
end that almost always leads to emacswiki.

It would be good if every package would at least complement Version and
Summary with a longer description, a link to its homepage (or emacswiki
page if it has no homepage), and the date when it was updated the last


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]