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Re: ELPA policy

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: ELPA policy
Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2015 18:44:19 +0200

> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> From: Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2015 18:26:58 +0200
> On 11/09/2015 06:20 PM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> >> Create yet another package archive? With a separate publishing mechanism?
> >
> > Why not?  There are several already, no?
> So far, it seems we're short of manpower to manage even the current one. 
> To manage the infrastructure, improve the scripts, etc.

Is it really such a significant effort?  I wasn't aware of that.

> > It does, for most of the core.  That's what you do each time you say
> > "git pull", I believe.
> I cannot "git pull" a new version of Dired into my stable installation 
> of Emacs 24.5.

Of course you can: just copy the file over.

> > It was made before -- that's the "let's move Org and Gnus out"
> > variant, to which I said I could easily agree.  And then there was the
> > "move everything" one, to which I object for the reasons stated.  What
> > I meant was that there was no 3rd variant, AFAIR.
> Well, I enumerated 4 packages instead of 2, didn't I? :)

We could probably find a few more.  MH-E, for example.  (Of course,
their developers will have to agree to move.)

> I agree that "move everything" is a non-starter (or very hard, at 
> least). So it seems more like a red herring, there's no real use arguing 
> against it.


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