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Re: Git version of ELPA

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: Git version of ELPA
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 09:17:01 +0300
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On 12.08.2013 04:10, Stefan Monnier wrote:
I imagine that's going to complicate the merging procedure.

After having tried the "subtree" merging a few times, I think it'll
be manageable (and is a problem which won't recur, so I'm not too

So, you've tried merging commits from upstream that include files not present in ELPA? And splitting commits from ELPA to push them to upstream repositories? And both work fine?

> Of course, if there's a better Git tree available, I'll happily switch
> to that one.

A little while back Jorgen wrote a recipe how to do that: http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2013-03/msg00235.html

I've yet to wrap my head around this git subtree business properly, but if it helps, I can try to follow it myself, and publish the result.

It raises a few questions, though. Up until now, the elpa branch has been receiving its contents in preprocessed form:
1) Some files and directories removed.
2) -pkg.el files pre-generated and included.

For example, just compare




My question is, will elpa publishing script work if packages/yasnippet contains (just) the files from the upstream repository? I imagine there'll have to be some adaptation.

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