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Re: GNU ELPA visibility

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: GNU ELPA visibility
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2012 22:47:29 +0400
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Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>> I.e. we need to replace the READMEs with more structured files which
>>> can be easily turned into acceptable HTML (no need to be fancy, here)
>>> as well as easy to render acceptably in Emacs (extra bonus points if
>>> that same format can end up being used as a replacement for Info ;-).
>> Org can be exported to HTML, Plain text (ASCII) and texi.
> So far, Org, ReST, Markdown, and Texinfo sound like the best
> options, indeed.

I think you might as well support several formats, to cover the existing
README files.

That would complicate showing these files in the package.el interface in
a fancy way, but I think that's a reasonable tradeoff.
At least two of the above formats look quite reasonably in plain text.

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