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Re: [ELPA-diffs] /srv/bzr/emacs/elpa r312: Update AUCTeX ELPA package to

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: [ELPA-diffs] /srv/bzr/emacs/elpa r312: Update AUCTeX ELPA package to the new 11.87 release.
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2012 15:06:35 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130006 (Ma Gnus v0.6) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Stefan,

I've added the auctex-devel list to the Cc.

>> Do you have a better idea?
> Use elpa/packages/auctex as the official upstream.
>> We are planning to migrate to some DVCS anytime soon, but since
>> AUCTeX is expected to work with all Emacs versions >= 21.x plus
>> XEmacs >= 21.4.x, there's no way to develop it only as a part of
>> emacs in its bzr repo, although that would be very nice from a
>> maintenance point of view.
> I don't see what prevents it.  AFAICT it still contains all the
> backward compatibility code that's in CVS and nobody asked to remove
> it.  If there are a couple more xemacs-specific files, I have no
> objection to you adding them.

I'd welcome this but David and Ralf are more qualified to judge about
feasibility.  Especially, there's much complexity in auctex's build
system in order to compile XEmacs packages, and that's a bit more than
just an auctex-compat.el.

> The only remaining problem I can imagine is for those few files which
> aren't FSF-copyright and hence aren't in the ELPA package, but IIUC
> these are obsoletish and could just be dropped (noone complained about
> them missing from the ELPA version).

Yes, these 5 or 6 files are only addons for some special latex styles.
They are not important for auctex, and they could be dropped or easily
rewritten by someone else with CA by just looking at the corresponding
latex style but not the current code.


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