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

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] [ELPA-diffs] /srv/bzr/emacs/elpa r312: Update AUCTeX ELPA package to the new 11.87 release.
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2012 10:14:39 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

> The XEmacs package building is sort of an aggravation.  An XEmacs
> package contains all necessary files plus info source files in a rigid
> directory layout, possibly not unsimilar to what ELPA or any other
> package would do.

Can you describe how does the XEmacs-package-building relates to the
VCS repository?  Is it that the CVS layout was chosen specifically to
match the XEmacs package requirements?  Are those requirements
incompatible with the ones for ELPA packages?

> So it is not clear to me who the customers for the XEmacs packages we
> compile actually are.

I'll let the AUCTeX maintainer(s) decide whether it's important to
support this.

> However, preview-latex has a somewhat more extensive compatibility
> setup.  It would be arguable not to place the prv-xemacs.el files in
> the ELPA packaging at least.

If a file is in `elpa/packages/auctex' then it will be in the ELPA
package (which is little more than a tarball of that directory).
But I don't see why including prv-xemacs.el in the ELPA package would be
a problem.  It's arguably wasteful, but I doubt anybody cares.

This said, we could tweak the GNU ELPA build scripts so that some files
are removed from the tarball.


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