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Re: Bundling GNU ELPA packages

From: David Engster
Subject: Re: Bundling GNU ELPA packages
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2014 21:50:25 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13001 (Ma Gnus v0.10) Emacs/24.3.91 (gnu/linux)

Tassilo Horn writes:
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>>> The only downside I can see is that users upgrading from Emacs 24 to
>>> 25 might get startup errors because formerly built-in packages aren't
>>> anymore.  But that can be documented easily:
>>>   If you used the built-in org-mode version in Emacs < 25, do
>>>     1. emacs -Q
>>>     2. M-x package-install RET org RET
>>>     3. Now you can restart emacs without -Q
>> There are only disadvantages here.  You add conditions that, if they
>> are not satisfied, will interfere with the upgrade.  It's a nuisance
>> for no good reason.
> Ok, I can understand bundling org and gnus because they've previously
> been built-in.  But when we now start bundling even more packages, those
> are the next that can never ever be removed for that very same reason.

We shouldn't bundle packages willy-nilly, obviously. You are right that
bundled packages become "core" packages, which will have to be
maintained for a long time. company-mode has been a contender for moving
into Emacs proper for quite some time now. Emacs is in dire need of an
"pop-up-alike" completion method.

> Just saying: if a package is distributed with emacs, that's a kind of
> guarantee that it'll still be there in the next decades to come.



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