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Re: Async package.el

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Async package.el
Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2015 14:06:26 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> This is a heads up that I've pushed some commits that implement
> asynchronicity in package.el.

Thanks, Artur.

> - New variable `package-menu-async'. If this is non-nil the package menu
> uses asynchronous operations when refreshing the archives and when
> installing packages. For the purpose of testing on the devlist, I've set
> the default to t.


> - Archives are refreshed all at the same time (which leads to a signficant
> speed boost if you have several archives configured), so there's a new


> - Package downloads are performed in sequence, because it is generally not

Good as well (we could refine this to allow a maximum of
N outstanding downloads, but this is good enough for now).


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