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Re: Git version of ELPA

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: Git version of ELPA
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:46:55 +0300
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Achim Gratz <address@hidden> writes:

> Melpa in its current form doesn't work with packages needing a build
> system or more generally auto-generated files other than *.elc.  Since
> this screws over everyone using their VCS The Right Way(TM), I don't
> think this is a particularly good model to follow.  ELPA needs to
> distribute _releases_ of packages, which necessarily means to add or
> even alter files from the development tree.

If using VCS The Right Way means not having auto-generated files inside
the upstreadm repositories, then they shouldn't be inside the elpa
branch, either.

The packages' files get modified/added during the build process anyway,
both in ELPA and MELPA.

IOW, we're probably in agreement, but I think ELPA is farther from The
Right Way that Melpa, since the former requires -pkg.el files to be
present, and they are usually auto-generated.

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