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Re: enable MELPA & Marmalade by defaul [was: mykie.el]

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: enable MELPA & Marmalade by defaul [was: mykie.el]
Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2014 09:38:48 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Eric,
>> >> > Why shouldn't GNU Emacs enable all three by default?
>> >> > That would help GNU Emacs users more, I think.
>> >>
>> >> One easy answer is that MELPA and Marmalade are non under the
>> >> control of the Emacs prooject.
>> >
>> > So?  GNU Emacs is not responsible for whatever it might be that
>> > those repos have or do.  And I think we (should) know by now
>> > that most, if not all, of what they do can be helpful for Emacs
>> > users.
>> I think this falls into the category of "should a GNU project
>> recommend repositories that contain non-free software?"
> Putting them in the available-by-default list does *not*
> recommend them, IMO.

No, it endorses them.  Much stronger.

David Kastrup

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