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Re: [RFC] Micro-Init files in GNU ELPA & Survey suggestions(Re: Finding

From: Tom
Subject: Re: [RFC] Micro-Init files in GNU ELPA & Survey suggestions(Re: Finding packages to enable by default)
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2013 20:35:33 +0000 (UTC)
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Jambunathan K <kjambunathan <at> gmail.com> writes:
> In your list, `desktop' is conscpicous by it's absence.  

Lacking an automated method I manually scanned the list and deleted items
which seemed irrelevant. You're right, desktop should be there.
According to the full list I posted it had a count of 70, so it should be
around windmove in the filtered list. I must have deleted it by 

> The best method will be to create an Emacs Wiki page, where each user
> upvotes a feature [1].  Initially entry, based on my own .emacs will be
> something like

How do you make sure one user can upvote a feature only once and doesn't
boost the score of his favorite feature with several edits? Emacs Wiki
requires no login and stuff.

> I think GNU ELPA is a nice place to create "sharable init files".  The
> init file is not a monolith, but focuses on a particular usecase.
> Once such a file is introduced, these files themselves will have a life
> of their own. They become a "clearing house for common configuration"
> for a particular use-case.  These files can also serve as bickering
> points for evolving a consensus what goes in what value it takes.

Will this consensus be representative? Won't average users just add the
necessary lines to their own init files where they can modify them,
leaving the bickering to the usual emacs-devel contributors?

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