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Re: Bundling GNU ELPA packages

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: Bundling GNU ELPA packages
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:46:24 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.94 (windows-nt)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>> In Emacs-25.1, I'd like to start bundling some GNU ELPA packages into
>>> Emacs.
>> Now I'm curious.  What's the purpose of having a package system and then
>> bundling packages?
> I'm sure the XEmacs guys could tell you ;-)
> Having a package in ELPA means that it can be updated independently
> from Emacs.
> Having packages in elpa.git instead of emacs.git makes their release
> schedules independent.
> Having bundled packages in both emacs.git and in elpa.git means
> 2 branches to keep in sync.

This says why we should have ELPA, and packages either in elpa.git or
emacs.git but not both.

The question was why we should then bundle some packages from ELPA in
the release tarball.

I'm wondering that myself.

-- Stephe

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