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RE: ELPA security

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: ELPA security
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2012 11:57:58 -0800

> Ted> add DVCS support to package.el, supporting Git and 
> Ted> Bazaar, with the notion of "pull packages from repo X
> Ted> at tag/commit Y" in addition to the current "pull packages
> Ted> from URLs".  The VC package has to be involved
> Ted> here, instead of writing custom code.
> What is the reason for this?
> FWIW, I considered and rejected this approach when writing package.el.
> My reason was that I wanted packaging not to require any 
> external tools, so it would be available to all Emacs users.
> Also, KISS.
> Mixing in VC seems to add a lot of potential failure modes.


If Emacs Dev really wants to do this, why not separate it from package.el and
make its use optional?

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